Commute vs Communicate - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between commute and communicate
is that commute
is while communicate
is to impart.
To regularly travel from one's home to one's workplace or school, or vice versa .
(finance) To pay out the lumpsum present value of an annuity, instead of paying in instalments.
To pay, or arrange to pay, in gross instead of part by part.
- I commute from Brooklyn to Manhattan by bicycle.
(transitive, legal, criminology) To reduce the sentence previously given for a criminal offense.
- to commute for a year's travel over a route
To obtain or bargain for exemption or substitution; to effect a commutation.
* (rfdate) Jeremy Taylor:
- His prison sentence was commuted to probation.
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.
- He thinks it unlawful to commute , and that he is bound to pay his vow in kind.
- to commute''' tithes; to '''commute charges for fares
(mathematics) Of an operation, to be commutative, i.e. to have the property that changing the order of the operands does not change the result.
- The utmost that could be obtained was that her sentence should be commuted from burning to beheading.
- A pair of matrices share the same set of eigenvectors if and only if they commute .
A regular journey to or from a place of employment, such as work or school.
The route, time or distance of that journey.
# To impart or transmit (information or knowledge) (to) someone; to make known, to tell.
# To impart or transmit (an intangible quantity, substance); to give a share of.
- It is vital that I communicate this information to you.
#* Jeremy Taylor
- to communicate motion by means of a crank
# To pass on (a disease) to another person, animal etc.
- Where God is worshipped, there he communicates his blessings and holy influences.
# (obsolete) To share (in); to have in common, to partake of.
- The disease was mainly communicated via rats and other vermin.
#* Ben Jonson
- We shall now consider those functions of intelligence which man communicates with the higher beasts.
# (Christianity) To receive the bread and wine at a celebration of the Eucharist; to take part in Holy Communion.
#* 1971 , , Religion and the Decline of Magic , Folio Society 2012, p. 148:
- thousands that communicate our loss
# (Christianity) To administer the Holy Communion to (someone).
#* Jeremy Taylor
- The ‘better sort’ might communicate on a separate day; and in some parishes even the quality of the communion wine varied with the social quality of the recipients.
# To express or convey ideas, either through verbal or nonverbal means; to have intercourse, to exchange information.
- She [the church] may communicate him.
- Many deaf people communicate with sign language.
# To be connected (with) (another room, vessel etc.) by means of an opening or channel.
- I feel I hardly know him; I just wish he'd communicate with me a little more.
- The living room communicates with the back garden by these French windows.
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