|Origin:||commutare 'to exchange, change', from com- ( COM-) + mutare 'to change'|
to regularly travel a long distance to get to work
Jim commutes to Manhattan every day.
to change the punishment given to a criminal to one that is less severe:
Baldry's 20-year prison sentence was commuted to three years.
to exchange one thing, especially one kind of payment, for another:
He commuted his pension for a lump sum.