Definitions of "commute"
  1. The process of changing one type of payment into a different form
  2. The act of lessening a penalty, often due to compassion or mercy
How to use "commute" in a sentence
  1. The governor chose to commute the inmate's life sentence due to new compelling evidence.
  2. The company decided to commute the annual subscription payment into monthly installments for the convenience of their customers.
  3. In a surprising turn of events, the judge opted to commute the offender's prison time to community service hours.

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