commute


commute
01. I usually [commute] to work by bicycle, except when the weather is really bad.
02. Eric has to [commute] about 50 miles to work every day.
03. Two [commuter] trains crashed this morning in London, killing ten people and injuring scores of others.
04. She usually spends her morning [commute] either reading a book or napping on the bus.
05. More [commuters] would be attracted to cycling if there were enough bicycle routes.
06. According to a recently passed municipal bylaw, any new large commercial buildings that are built here have to include showers and lock-up space for bicycle [commuters].
07. In 1993, 350 houses were destroyed, thousands of people displaced, and part of London's last ancient woodlands cut down, all of which devastated the local community, to build a six-lane highway which saves [commuters] six minutes of travelling time.
08. Boston has added a number of new bicycle lanes to the principal [commuting] routes in the city.
09. There is little provision for bicycle [commuters] on the majority of the main roads in this city.
10. Seating on the world's first scheduled [commuter] airplane flight consisted of moveable wicker chairs.
11. Any new large commercial buildings that are built here have to include showers and lock-up space for bicycle [commuters].
12. The train was only stationary long enough for a few [commuters] to hop on.
13. Almost every weekday morning, free tissues are distributed to Japanese [commuters] by workers of the companies whose messages and advertisements are printed on the package.
14. Tele[commuting] may allow more people to work from less urbanized areas in the future.
15. If the bus company lowered fares and improved service, I think the number of [commuters] riding the buses would increase significantly.
16. The prisoner had his death sentence [commuted] to life in prison.
17. In January 2003, Illinois governor George Ryan announced that he had [commuted] the sentences of all of the state's death row inmates.
18. She has an hour and a half [commute] to work everyday.
19. The prisoner is expected to be executed within days, now that his request for [commutation] has been refused.
20. She wants to live on her farm on an island, so she [commutes] between Saltspring Island and Victoria by ferry and car every day.
21. E. B. White once wrote that a [commuter] is one who spends his life in riding to and from his wife.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

Synonyms:
/ (a greater punishment by a less)


Look at other dictionaries:

  • commute — com‧mute [kəˈmjuːt] verb [intransitive] TRAVEL to regularly travel a long distance for your work: commute between • a businessman who commutes between Northern Ireland and Hong Kong commute noun [countable usually singular] : • He got fed up …   Financial and business terms

  • Commute — Com*mute (k[o^]m*m[=u]t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Commuted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Commuting}.] [L. commutare, mutatum; com + mutare to change. See {Mutation}.] 1. To exchange; to put or substitute something else in place of, as a smaller penalty,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Commute — Com*mute , v. i. 1. To obtain or bargain for exemption or substitution; to effect a commutation. [1913 Webster] He . . . thinks it unlawful to commute, and that he is bound to pay his vow in kind. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. To pay, or arrange …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • commute — com·mute /kə myüt/ vt com·mut·ed, com·mut·ing 1: to convert (as a payment) into another form 2: to change (a penalty) to one less severe esp. out of clemency compare pardon com·mu·ta·tion /ˌkä myə tā shən/ n …   Law dictionary

  • commute — [v1] travel to work drive, go back and forth, take the bus/subway/train; concept 224 commute [v2] reduce punishment alleviate, curtail, decrease, mitigate, modify, remit, shorten, soften; concepts 236,247,317 Ant. increase, lengthen commute [v3 …   New thesaurus

  • commute — (v.) mid 15c., from L. commutare to often change, to change altogether, from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf. com )), + mutare to change (see MUTABLE (Cf. mutable)). Sense of make less severe is 1630s. Sense of go back and forth to work is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Commute — Commute, commutation or commutative may refer to: Commuting, the process of travelling between a place of residence and a place of work Commutative property, a property of a mathematical operation Commutation of sentence, a reduction in severity… …   Wikipedia

  • commute — ► VERB 1) travel some distance between one s home and place of work on a regular basis. 2) reduce (a judicial sentence, especially a sentence of death) to a less severe one. 3) change (one kind of payment or obligation) for (another). DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • commute — [kə myo͞ot′] vt. commuted, commuting [ME commuten < L commutare, to change < com , intens. + mutare, to change: see MISS1] 1. to change (one thing) for or into another; exchange; substitute 2. to change (an obligation, punishment, etc.) to… …   English World dictionary

  • commute — v. 1) (D; intr.) ( to travel regularly ) to commute between; from; to (to commute between two cities; to commute from the suburbs to the city) 2) (D; tr.) ( to change ) to commute to (the Governor commuted his death sentence to life imprisonment) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • commute — com|mute1 [kəˈmju:t] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: commutare to exchange, change , from com ( COM ) + mutare to change ] 1.) to regularly travel a long distance to get to work commute to/from/between ▪ Jim commutes to Manhattan every day.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English