To exchange; to put or substitute something else in place of, as a smaller penalty, obligation, or payment, for a greater, or a single thing for an aggregate; hence, to lessen; to diminish; as, to commute a sentence of death to one of imprisonment for life; to commute tithes; to commute charges for fares.
To obtain or bargain for exemption or substitution; to effect a commutation.
To pay, or arrange to pay, in gross instead of part by part; as, to commute for a year's travel over a route.
commute in Dutch is omleggen, omschakelen, overschakelen
commute in French is commuter, aiguiller
commute in German is pendeln
commute in Norwegian is pendle
commute in Portuguese is comute
commute in Spanish is conmutar