To exchange; to put or substitute something else in place of, as a smaller penalty, obligation, or payment, for a greater, or a single thing for an aggregate; hence, to lessen; to diminish; as, to commute a sentence of death to one of imprisonment for life; to commute tithes; to commute charges for fares.
- To travel as a commuter.
- To make substitution or exchange.
- To serve as a substitute.
- To pay in gross, usually at a reduced rate, rather than in individual payments.
- Mathematics & Logic To satisfy or engage in a commutative operation.
- To substitute (one thing for another); exchange.
- To change (a penalty, debt, or payment) to a less severe one.
- An act or instance of commuting, especially the trip made by a commuter: a 22-mile commute; an easy commute.