Com`pose´   Pronunciation: kǒm`pōz´
v. t.1.To form by putting together two or more things or parts; to put together; to make up; to fashion.
[imp. & p. p. Composed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Composing.]
2.To form the substance of, or part of the substance of; to constitute.
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.
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.
6.(Print.) To arrange (types) in a composing stick in order for printing; to set (type).
v. i.1.To come to terms.
Verb1.compose - form the substance of; "Greed and ambition composed his personality"
2.compose - write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies"
Synonyms: write
3.compose - produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"
Synonyms: indite, pen, write
4.compose - put together out of existing material; "compile a list"
Synonyms: compile
5.compose - calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet; "She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult"
6.compose - draw up the plans or basic details for; "frame a policy"
Synonyms: draw up, frame
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