how to pronounce commute


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commute is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of commute in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… should commute to work efficiency pushes …”

meanings of commute


  1. To regularly travel from one's home to one's workplace or school, or vice versa.
  2. To journey, to make a journey.
  3. To exchange substantially; to abate but not abolish completely, a penalty, obligation, or payment in return for a great, single thing or an aggregate; to cash in; to lessen.
  4. To pay out the lumpsum present value of an annuity, instead of paying in instalments; to cash in; to encash.
  5. To obtain or bargain for exemption or substitution;.
  6. To pay, or arrange to pay, in advance, in a lump sum instead of part by part.
  7. To reduce the sentence previously given for a criminal offense. His prison sentence was commuted to probation.
  8. Of an operation, to be commutative, i.e. to have the property that changing the order of the operands does not change the result.


  1. A regular journey to or from a place of employment, such as work or school.
  2. The route, time or distance of that journey.

commute frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word commute occurs in english on average 0.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics commute can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that commute can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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