I had to commute from Jackson, Mississippi, and I commuted back and forth for eight months.
The first time I saw someone on my morning commute reading a copy.
I drove past the street it happened on during my daily commute home.
I still went to the deaf program (but transferred out a few years later because of the commute).
“I take like three, three-and-a-half hours out of the day just to commute back-and-forth,” he said.
A fresh step towards freedom was made by the growing tendency to commute labour-services for money-payments.
The Governor refuses him a pardon, nor will he commute my son's sentence.
Cannot she find a womanly feeling in her heart and ask the Cabinet to commute the punishment?
It is evident that the man who passed the sentence could commute it, he said.
McAllen didn't look in the least like a man who could afford nowadays to commute by air between the Mediterranean and California.
mid-15c., "to change, transform," from Latin commutare "to often change, to change altogether," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + mutare "to change" (see mutable). Sense of "make less severe" is 1630s. Sense of "go back and forth to work" is 1889, from commutation ticket "season pass" (on a railroad, streetcar line, etc.), from commute in its sense of "to change one kind of payment into another" (1795), especially "to combine a number of payments into a single one." Related: Commuted; commuting.