Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “commute”

commute

verb uk   /kəˈmjuːt/ us  

commute verb (TRAVEL)

C1 [I] to make the same journey regularly between work and home: It's exhausting commuting from Brighton to London every day.

commute verb (CHANGE)

[T] formal to change one thing into another: People used to believe that you could commute base metals into gold. [T] specialized finance & economics to exchange one type of payment for a different type: I think I'll commute my life insurance into an annuity. [T] specialized law to change a punishment to one that is less severe: Her sentence was commuted from death to life imprisonment.

commute

noun [C] uk   /kəˈmjuːt/ informal us  
a regular journey between work and home: It's at least an hour's commute to work.
(Definition of commute from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of commute?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “commute” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

shadow

an area of darkness, caused by light being blocked by something

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More