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Multiple Meanings
commute — as in:  commute from New Jersey

She has a long commute to work.
a regular journey of some distance — typically between home and work
commute — as in:  commute the sentence

The governor commuted the death sentence to life imprisonment.
to exchange a penalty for one that is less severe
commutative property — as in:  commutative property of addition

As in math, the commutative property works for this recipe. The order in which you add the ingredients doesn’t matter.
math:  the order in which two numbers are added or multiplied does not change their sum or product (2+3=3+2) and (47=74)

See a comprehensive dictionary for less common senses of commute such as changing one thing for another as in:  "It was once believed that the philosopher’s stone would commute lead to gold."
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