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.
I would like to propose slow cycling. Commute by bike. At a stroke, you remove the need for and absurd cost of public transport. Cycling is almost completely free. There is no longer any need for the gym as you get fit by cycling. And you can go at your own pace. Tom Hodgkinson
I can remember earning £5,000 a game playing for Hibs at the end of the Seventies. They let me commute from London, train on the Friday and play on Saturday. That lasted until my friends at the Inland Revenue decided to take two-thirds. That wasn't very entertaining for me. George Best
I work very regular hours, roughly 9 to 5:30. I think I have it much easier than a lot of parents. I just sit at home, I have a very flexible timetable, and I'm very fortunate in that I don't have money problems. I have lunch with my wife at home. I don't have to commute, so I have much more time with my family. Kazuo Ishiguro
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