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English noun: commute

1. commute (act) a regular journey of some distance to and from your place of work


SamplesThere is standing room only on the high-speed commute.


Broader (hypernym)journey, journeying


English verb: commute

1. commute (change) exchange positions without a change in value


SamplesThese operators commute with each other.


Synonymstranspose


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)change


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths

2. commute (motion) travel back and forth regularly, as between one's place of work and home


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)jaunt, travel, trip


Narrower (hyponym)live out, sleep out

3. commute (change) change the order or arrangement of


SamplesDyslexics often transpose letters in a word.


Synonymspermute, transpose


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change by reversal, reverse, turn


Narrower (hyponym)map, represent

4. commute (change) exchange a penalty for a less severe one


Synonymsconvert, exchange


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

5. commute (change) exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category


SamplesCould you convert my dollars into pounds?.
He changed his name.
Convert centimeters into inches.
Convert holdings into shares.


Synonymschange, convert, exchange


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)replace


Narrower (hyponym)break, capitalise, capitalize, launder, rectify, utilize


Verb groupchange, shift, switch









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