communism, n. Bolshevism, Marxism, Leninism, Sovietism; collectivism, communalism, communaliza-tion, state ownership; socialism, social democracy, phalansterianism, Fourierism, totalitarianism.
communist, n. 1. Bolshevik, Bolshevist, Marxist, collectivist, communitarist, communalist; socialist, social democrat, Fourierist; All Derogatory, red, Sl. pinko, radical, leftist, revolutionary, totalitarian.
-adj. 2. Bolshevistic, Marxist, collective, communal, state-owned, socialist; leftist, red, radical, revolutionary, totalitarian.
community, n. 1. neighborhood, borough, district, township, parish; hamlet, town, Archaic, wick, Archaic. thorp, village, burg; municipality, city, metropolis; settlement, colony.
2. society, public, general public, commonalty, commonweal, body politic, nation, state; folk, people, Ger. Volk, populace, citizenry, family; habitancy, inhabitancy, population.
3. fellowship, sect, cult, school, denomination; commune, kibbutz, phalanx, phalanstery; convent, nunnery, cloister, priory, monastery, abbey, friary, lamasery, Buddhism, vihara, Islam, khankah, Hinduism. ashram; fraternity, sorority, sodality, brotherhood, sisterhood; company, association, congregation, band; circle, club, lodge, clan, set, clique, coterie; federation, union, alliance, coalition, combine; organization, guild, confederacy, league.
4. joint possession, common ownership, partnership, copartnership, joint tenancy, cotenancy, Obs. jointure; cooperative, co-op, communization, communion; communalism, communism, collectivism, phalansterianism, Fourierism.
5. agreement, accord, accordance, harmony, amity, unison, uniformity, unanimity; identity, similarity, likeness, homogeneity, affinity, kinship; conformity, concordance, concord, consonancy, concurrence, solidarity; affiliation, connection, relation, relatedness, relationship; comparability, analogousness, resemblance, analogy; correspondence, parallelism, complementariness, parity; unity, consentience, consentaneousness.
commutation, n. 1. exchange, substitution, switch, surrogation, subrogation; interchange, counterchange, shuffling, transposition; bartering, trading, buying and selling, traffic; reciprocation, retaliation, recompense, compensation, indemnification, indemnity, replacement.
2. change, alteration, adjustment, adaptation, permutation, (of currencies) regulation.
3. (all usu. of prison sentences or other penalties) reduction, abridgment, diminution, curtailment, shortening; mitigation, relaxation, relieving, assuagement, alleviation, mollification; extenuation, palliation; compromising, plea bargaining; Law. compounding, remitting.
4. travel distance, distance, ride to work. See - commute (def. 5).
commute, v. 1. exchange, substitute, change for, switch, put in place of, take the place of, surrogate, subrogate; supplant, succeed, supersede, interchange, counterchange, transpose, shuffle; barter, trade, Inf. swap, buy and sell, traffic; reciprocate, retaliate, give back, settle differences, atone; recompense, compensate, indemnify, requite, replace, repay, supply.
2. change, alter, adjust, adapt, permute, (of money) redeem.