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Portland, Oregon won't build a mile of road without a mile of bike path. You can commute there, even with that weather, all the time.
Lance Armstrong

Meaning of "commute" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD COMMUTE

From Latin commutāre to replace, from com- mutually + mutāre to change.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF COMMUTE

commute  [kəˈmjuːt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COMMUTE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Commute is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb commute in English.

WHAT DOES COMMUTE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of commute in the English dictionary

The first definition of commute in the dictionary is to travel some distance regularly between one's home and one's place of work. Other definition of commute is to substitute; exchange. Commute is also to reduce to one less severe.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO COMMUTE

PRESENT

Present
I commute
you commute
he/she/it commutes
we commute
you commute
they commute
Present continuous
I am commuting
you are commuting
he/she/it is commuting
we are commuting
you are commuting
they are commuting
Present perfect
I have commuted
you have commuted
he/she/it has commuted
we have commuted
you have commuted
they have commuted
Present perfect continuous
I have been commuting
you have been commuting
he/she/it has been commuting
we have been commuting
you have been commuting
they have been commuting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I commuted
you commuted
he/she/it commuted
we commuted
you commuted
they commuted
Past continuous
I was commuting
you were commuting
he/she/it was commuting
we were commuting
you were commuting
they were commuting
Past perfect
I had commuted
you had commuted
he/she/it had commuted
we had commuted
you had commuted
they had commuted
Past perfect continuous
I had been commuting
you had been commuting
he/she/it had been commuting
we had been commuting
you had been commuting
they had been commuting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will commute
you will commute
he/she/it will commute
we will commute
you will commute
they will commute
Future continuous
I will be commuting
you will be commuting
he/she/it will be commuting
we will be commuting
you will be commuting
they will be commuting
Future perfect
I will have commuted
you will have commuted
he/she/it will have commuted
we will have commuted
you will have commuted
they will have commuted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been commuting
you will have been commuting
he/she/it will have been commuting
we will have been commuting
you will have been commuting
they will have been commuting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would commute
you would commute
he/she/it would commute
we would commute
you would commute
they would commute
Conditional continuous
I would be commuting
you would be commuting
he/she/it would be commuting
we would be commuting
you would be commuting
they would be commuting
Conditional perfect
I would have commute
you would have commute
he/she/it would have commute
we would have commute
you would have commute
they would have commute
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been commuting
you would have been commuting
he/she/it would have been commuting
we would have been commuting
you would have been commuting
they would have been commuting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you commute
we let´s commute
you commute
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to commute
Past participle
commuted
Present Participle
commuting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COMMUTE


acute
əˈkjuːt
attribute
əˈtrɪbjuːt
compute
kəmˈpjuːt
constitute
ˈkɒnstɪˌtjuːt
contribute
kənˈtrɪbjuːt
cute
kjuːt
dispute
dɪˈspjuːt
distribute
dɪˈstrɪbjuːt
emeute
ɪˈmjuːt
execute
ˈɛksɪˌkjuːt
institute
ˈɪnstɪˌtjuːt
mute
mjuːt
permute
pəˈmjuːt
pursuit
pəˈsjuːt
semimute
ˌsɛmɪˈmjuːt
substitute
ˈsʌbstɪˌtjuːt
telecommute
ˈtɛlɪkəˌmjuːt
transmute
trænzˈmjuːt
tribute
ˈtrɪbjuːt
ute
juːt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COMMUTE

communization
communize
commutability
commutable
commutableness
commutate
commutation
commutation ticket
commutative
commutatively
commutativity
commutator
commuter
commuter belt
commuter line
commuter marriage
commuter town
commuter-belt
commuting
commutual

WORDS THAT END LIKE COMMUTE

absolute
autoroute
brute
chute
deaf-mute
dilute
en route
flute
hirsute
jute
last-minute
malamute
malemute
minute
parachute
prostitute
redistribute
route
salute
statute

Synonyms and antonyms of commute in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «COMMUTE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «commute» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of commute

Translation of «commute» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COMMUTE

Find out the translation of commute to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of commute from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «commute» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

乘车上班
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

desplazarse diariamente al centro de trabajo
570 millions of speakers

English

commute
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लघुकरण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُسَافِرُ يَوْمِياً مِنْ و إِلَى مَكَان عَمْلِه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

добираться на работу
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

locomover-se entre a casa e o trabalho
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিনিময় করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

faire la navette
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berulang alik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

pendeln
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

通勤する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

통근하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lungo
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đi lại đều đặn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வழக்கமான பயண
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ये - जा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hafifletmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fare il pendolare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dojechać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

щоденно їздити на роботу на велику відстань
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a face naveta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μετακινούμαι με μέσο μαζικής μεταφοράς
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pendel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

pendla
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pendle
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of commute

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COMMUTE»

The term «commute» is very widely used and occupies the 20.479 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COMMUTE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about commute

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10 QUOTES WITH «COMMUTE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word commute.
1
Lance Armstrong
Portland, Oregon won't build a mile of road without a mile of bike path. You can commute there, even with that weather, all the time.
2
George Best
I can remember earning £5,000 a game playing for Hibs at the end of the Seventies. They let me commute from London, train on the Friday and play on Saturday. That lasted until my friends at the Inland Revenue decided to take two-thirds. That wasn't very entertaining for me.
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Sanjeev Bhaskar
Alan Alda and his wife Arlene are two of the most life-affirming people I've ever met. He espoused equal rights for women while producing, writing, acting in and directing 'M*A*S*H'; he used to commute between the set and home because he didn't want to disrupt his kids' schooling.
4
Charles M. Blow
I had an insanely long commute - New York to D.C. - when I worked at 'National Geographic.' I hate to waste time, so I spent my time by writing about my life on the premise that I might be able to pitch those as short essays to magazines. It wasn't until later that I realized that I was writing a book.
5
Sarah Chalke
In fact, if they didn't let me commute, I would not have taken the role because I wanted to graduate high school with my classmates. I remember my agent's jaw dropping when I told him if I couldn't commute I didn't want the role.
6
Chip Conley
The intersection of psychology and business is typically seen as being as congested, stressful, and emotionally barren as a peak commute traffic day on the L.A. freeways. But, thankfully, we live in an era in which neuroscientists are teaching us about the malleability of our brain and the emotionally contagious nature of our workplaces.
7
Tom Daschle
President Bush has said that the economy is growing, that there are jobs out there. But you know, it's a long commute to China to get those jobs.
8
Sarah Michelle Gellar
I love Australia. My dream would be to have a place to live there and be able to commute back and forth.
9
David Guterson
I often heard about his cases and I often sat in on his trials. In the late 1960s when I was growing up I wanted to be a crusader like him but I didn't want to wear a suit and commute.
10
Mark Hamill
I never saw myself so much as an actor. I wanted to be a cartoonist like Charles M. Schulz and create my own world and be able to have a studio at home and not commute and be able to be with my family.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COMMUTE»

Discover the use of commute in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to commute and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Stars of the Night Commute
"Ana Božic(evic''s work is sort of animist--it's either about silence or the racket of the world.
Ana Božičević, 2009
2
Caltrain and the Peninsula Commute Service
The rail line now called Caltrain was started in the 1860s to create a faster alternative to stagecoaches and ships between the key cities of San Francisco and San Jose.
Janet McGovern, 2012
3
The 30-Second Commute: A Non-Fiction Comedy about Writing ...
This book is a comic narrative about the real life of a full'time writer.
Stephanie Dickison, 2009
4
The 60-Second Commute: A Guide to Your 24/7 Home Office Life
"For Americans who want to create a 'no spin' lifestyle of self-reliance and independence, The 60-Second Commute provides the pathway. If time is money, you'll be taking this book to the bank.
Erica Orloff, Kathy Levinson, 2003
5
Harry Potter and the Overly Long Commute: Trends in Audio Books
This thesis establishes that audio books are becoming a popular form of encountering texts and therefore deserve to be studied.
Megan E. Friesen, 2008
6
Live-Work Planning and Design: Zero-Commute Housing
This encyclopedic work is sure to change that, providing the critical information that is needed by architects, planners and citizens.” -Peter Katz, Author, The New Urbanism, and Planning Director, Arlington County, Virginia Live-Work ...
Thomas Dolan, 2012
7
Will Work from Home: Earn the Cash--without the Commute
Tells you exactly how to turn today's cultural change to your advantage and start living a more flexible schedule without giving up an income
Tory Johnson, Robyn Freedman Spizman, 2008
8
Traveling Through Rhyme: Poetry Written During My Commute
These poems cover a wide variety of subjects and are written for enjoyment.
Eva McDonough, 2009
9
Killer Commute
A new mystery for Charlie Green, a Long Beach literary agent, begins when one of her neighbors is murdered and Charlie, instead of relaxing on her holiday, must cope with decidedly strange neighbors, intrusive police, and an unknown killer.
Marlys Millhiser, 2001
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The Commute: An Extended Poem in XXVI Parts
The Commuteis one poem in 26 parts that traverses through the environment, suicide, familythe actual and the metaphorical commute we all make through our lives.
Patricia Edith, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COMMUTE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term commute is used in the context of the following news items.
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GDOT Commute Options Program Reduces Traffic, Air Pollution
Atlanta is booming and so is the traffic congestion on metro area roads. The GDOT program Georgia Commute Options offers alternatives to ... «WABE 90.1 FM, Jul 15»
2
Universities Where the Most Freshmen Commute
At the University of Colorado—Denver, 69 percent of all first-year students commute or live off campus, according to data reported to U.S. News. «U.S. News & World Report, Jul 15»
3
Metro hiccups on several lines in morning commute
Updated at 8:46 a.m.. Riders on Metro's Red Line should expect some delays in the direction of the Shady Grove stop. There was an earlier ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
4
Most GTA drivers won't change their commute for Pan Am
Despite a multi-million dollar push by the province and Pan Am Games organizers, the majority of Toronto drivers have no plans to change their ... «MetroNews Canada, Jul 15»
5
Tuesday evening Portland-area commute: Crash cleared from I-5 …
Looks like a crash on westbound Barnes Road near Providence St. Vincent. Traffic jammed back to Miller Road. Eastbound traffic also slow in ... «OregonLive.com, Jul 15»
6
Do a third of Melbourne workers really commute by public transport?
Half of all Sydney commuters and more than a third of Melbourne workers travel to their job by public transport according to The Age. Sounds ... «Crikey, Jul 15»
7
Brief: Storms for the commute, or clear skies?
Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 8:03 AM - Rising humidity promises storms for the afternoon commute in parts of the country, while others swelter with their own chance of ... «The Weather Network, Jul 15»
8
Bike-sharing as a bridge between commute gaps
Commuting by mass transit in Los Angeles can sometimes feel like a schlep, particularly for those who don't live and work within easy walking ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
9
Hey NYC Subway Rider, Emojis Are Here To Help Your Commute
A picture might be worth a thousand words, but an emoji might make your commute easier. WNYC News feels straphangers' pain. Starting ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
10
Water main break shuts down Waialae Ave., will affect morning …
... in both directions between Koko Head and 14th avenues due to a water main break, and repairs will affect Tuesday morning's commute. «KHON2, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Commute [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/commute>. Sep 2019 ».
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