Associations to the word «Compose»


COMPOSE, verb. (transitive) To make something by merging parts. [from later 15th c.]
COMPOSE, verb. (transitive) To make up the whole; to constitute.
COMPOSE, verb. (transitive) (nonstandard) To comprise.
COMPOSE, verb. (transitive or intransitive) To construct by mental labor; to think up; particularly, to produce or create a literary or musical work.
COMPOSE, verb. (sometimes reflexive) To calm; to free from agitation.
COMPOSE, verb. To arrange the elements of a photograph or other picture.
COMPOSE, verb. To settle (an argument, dispute etc.); to come to a settlement.
COMPOSE, verb. To arrange in proper form; to reduce to order; to put in proper state or condition.
COMPOSE, verb. (printing) (dated) To arrange (types) in a composing stick for printing; to typeset.

Dictionary definition

COMPOSE, verb. Form the substance of; "Greed and ambition composed his personality".
COMPOSE, verb. Write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies".
COMPOSE, verb. Produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels".
COMPOSE, verb. Put together out of existing material; "compile a list".
COMPOSE, verb. Calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet; "She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult".
COMPOSE, verb. Make up plans or basic details for; "frame a policy".

Wise words

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