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Compose

Compose Meaning & Definition
Compose Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Compose?

[v] draw up the plans or basic details for; "frame a policy"
[v] put together out of existing material; "compile a list"
[v] produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"
[v] write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies"
[v] calm (someone, esp. oneself); make quiet; "She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult"
[v] form the substance of; "Greed and ambition composed his personality"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Compose: compile | draw up | frame | indite | outline | pen | write

Related Terms | Find terms related to Compose: accommodate | accommodate with | accord | adapt | adapt to | adjust | adjust to | admix | agree with | align | allay | allocate | allot | alloy | amalgamate | appease | apportion | arrange | arrange matters | array | assemble | assimilate to | author | balm | be guided by | becalm | bemingle | bend | blend | bottle up | brew | bring to terms | bring together | build | build up | calm | calm down | cast | check | chime in with | close | close with | coalesce | coauthor | collaborate | collect | collocate | combine | comfort | commingle | commix | comply | comply with | compose oneself | compound | comprise | compromise | conclude | concoct | conform | conglomerate | consist in | consist of | console | constitute | construct | contain | contrive | control | cool | cop out | correct | correspond | cradle | create | dash off | deal | deal out | decoct | devise | discipline | dispose | distribute | down | dream up | duck responsibility | dulcify | ease | ease up | editorialize | elaborate | embody | emulsify | enter into | erect | evade responsibility | even out | evolve | extrude | fabricate | fall in with | fashion | fit | fix | fix up | follow | form | formulate | frame | free-lance | fudge together | fuse | gear to | gentle | get up | ghost | ghostwrite | give and take | give way | go by | go fifty-fifty | go into | harmonize | hash | heal the breach | hold in | homogenize | hush | imagine | immingle | immix | impose | incorporate | indite | instrument | instrumentate | integrate | interblend | interlace | interlard | intermingle | intermix | intertwine | interweave | invent | join | jumble | justify | knead | knock off | knock out | lessen | let up | line | line up | lull | make | make a deal | make an adaptation | make an adjustment | make concessions | make conform | make one easy | make up | manufacture | marshal | mature | mediate | meet | meet halfway | melodize | merge | merge in | mingle | mingle-mangle | mitigate | mix | mix up | moderate | modulate | mold | mollify | musicalize | novelize | observe | orchestrate | organize | originate | overrun | pacify | pamphleteer | parcel out | patch things up | patch together | pi | pi a form | piece together | place | play politics | pocket | pour balm into | prefabricate | prepare | produce | put in tune | put to music | put together | put up | quell | quiet | quiet down | raise | rally | range | reach a compromise | rear | reconcile | rectify | regiment | rein | relax | repress | resolve | rest | restore harmony | restrain | reunite | rock | rock to sleep | rub off corners | run up | scenarize | score | scramble | set | set in print | set out | set to music | set up | settle | settle differences | settle with | shape | shuffle | simmer down | slacken | smooth | smooth down | smooth it over | smooth over | smoothen | smother | soften | solace | soothe | space | split the difference | stabilize | steady | still | stir up | straighten | straighten out | strike a balance | strike a bargain | structure | subdue | suit | suppress | surrender | syncretize | synthesize | take the mean | tally with | temper | think up | throw on paper | throw together | toss together | tranquilize | transcribe | transpose | tune down | unite in | weave peace between | whomp up | work | work out | write | yield

See Also | adopt | annotate | anthologise | anthologize | arrange | author | be | calm | calm down | catalog | catalogue | cite | cobble together | cobble up | comprise | constitute | counterpoint | create | create verbally | dash off | draft | dramatise | dramatize | draw | fling off | footnote | harmonise | harmonize | instrument | instrumentate | knock off | lull | lyric | make | make up | melodise | melodize | outline | paragraph | plan | poetise | poetize | profile | quiet | quieten | reference | represent | rewrite | rough | score | script | set | set to music | spell | still | toss off | tranquilize | tranquillise | tranquillize | versify | write about | write copy | write of | write off | write on | write out | write up

Compose In Webster's Dictionary

\Com*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Composed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Composing}.] [F. composer; com- + poser to place. The sense is that of L. componere, but the origin is different. See {Pose}, v. t.] 1. To form by putting together two or more things or parts; to put together; to make up; to fashion. Zeal ought to be composed of the highest degrees of all pious affection. --Bp. Sprat. 2. To form the substance of, or part of the substance of; to constitute. Their borrowed gold composed The calf in Oreb. --Milton. A few useful things . . . compose their intellectual possessions. --I. Watts. 3. To construct by mental labor; to design and execute, or put together, in a manner involving the adaptation of forms of expression to ideas, or to the laws of harmony or proportion; as, to compose a sentence, a sermon, a symphony, or a picture. Let me compose Something in verse as well as prose. --Pope. The genius that composed such works as the ``Standard'' and ``Last Supper''. --B. R. Haydon. 4. To dispose in proper form; to reduce to order; to put in proper state or condition; to adjust; to regulate. In a peaceful grave my corpse compose. --Dryden. How in safety best we may Compose our present evils. --Milton. 5. To free from agitation or disturbance; to tranquilize; to soothe; to calm; to quiet. Compose thy mind; Nor frauds are here contrived, nor force designed. --Dryden. 6. (Print.) To arrange (types) in a composing stick in order for printing; to set (type).
\Com*pose"\, v. i. To come to terms. [Obs.] --Shak.

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