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Definition of Commute


  1. 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.
  2. To obtain or bargain for exemption or substitution; to effect a commutation.
  3. To pay, or arrange to pay, in gross instead of part by part; as, to commute for a year's travel over a route.

Commute Quotations

Portland, Oregon won't build a mile of road without a mile of bike path. You can commute there, even with that weather, all the time.
Lance Armstrong

Honestly, the average American spends about 52 minutes a day in commute traffic. And as much as I love driving my car and many people like driving their car, commuting has never been fun for me.
Sebastian Thrun

In fact, if they didn't let me commute, I would not have taken the role because I wanted to graduate high school with my classmates. I remember my agent's jaw dropping when I told him if I couldn't commute I didn't want the role.
Sarah Chalke

For people who live in the suburbs and must commute long distances to work, their wealth will sink as energy prices rise.
Robert Kiyosaki

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
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Commute Translations

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
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