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commute

com·mute

commute

 
 
pronunciation:
k myut
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part of speech: verb
inflections: commuted, commutes, commuting
definition: to ride or drive a long distance to and from work or school.
Michelle commutes from her home to her office in the city.She commutes by bus.
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similar words:
travel
derivation: commutable (adj.)
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com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the m' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
synonyms:
syn-
 
mut Latin root that means change, interchange