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COMMUTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does commute mean? 

COMMUTE (noun)
  The noun COMMUTE has 1 sense:

1. a regular journey of some distance to and from your place of work

  Familiarity information: COMMUTE used as a noun is very rare.


COMMUTE (verb)
  The verb COMMUTE has 5 senses:

1. move from one side of an equation to the other side without a change in value
2. travel back and forth regularly, as between one's place of work and home
3. change the order or arrangement of
4. exchange a penalty for a less severe one
5. exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category

  Familiarity information: COMMUTE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMMUTE (noun)


Sense 1commute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A regular journey of some distance to and from your place of work

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

there is standing room only on the high-speed commute

Hypernyms ("commute" is a kind of...):

journey; journeying (the act of traveling from one place to another)


COMMUTE (verb)


Sense 1commute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move from one side of an equation to the other side without a change in value

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

commute; transpose

Context example:

These operators commute with each other

Hypernyms (to "commute" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Domain category:

math; mathematics; maths (a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 2commute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Travel back and forth regularly, as between one's place of work and home

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

travel back and forth; commute

Hypernyms (to "commute" is one way to...):

jaunt; travel; trip (make a trip for pleasure)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "commute"):

live out; sleep out (work in a house where one does not live)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3commute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Change the order or arrangement of

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

permute; transpose; commute

Context example:

Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word

Hypernyms (to "commute" is one way to...):

change by reversal; reverse; turn (change to the contrary)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "commute"):

map; represent (to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets))

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 4commute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exchange a penalty for a less severe one

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

commute; exchange; convert

Hypernyms (to "commute" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5commute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

exchange; convert; commute; change

Context examples:

Could you convert my dollars into pounds? / He changed his name / convert centimeters into inches / convert holdings into shares

Hypernyms (to "commute" is one way to...):

replace (substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "commute"):

rectify (convert into direct current)

utilize (convert (from an investment trust to a unit trust))

capitalise; capitalize (convert (a company's reserve funds) into capital)

launder (convert illegally obtained funds into legal ones)

break (exchange for smaller units of money)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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