Permute meaning

pər-myo͝ot
To change the order of.
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To subject to permutation.
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To make different; alter.
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To rearrange the order or sequence of.
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To change the order of something.
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(mathematics) To make a permutation.
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Origin of permute

  • Middle English permuten from Old French permuter from Latin permūtāre per- per- mūtāre to change mei-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition