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com·pose

 (kəm-pōz′)
v. com·posed, com·pos·ing, com·pos·es
v.tr.
1. To make up the constituent parts of; constitute or form: an exhibit composed of French paintings; the many ethnic groups that compose our nation. See Usage Note at comprise.
2. To make or create by putting together parts or elements.
3. To create or produce (a literary or musical piece).
4. To make (oneself) calm or tranquil: Compose yourself and deal with the problems logically.
5. To settle or adjust; reconcile: They managed to compose their differences.
6. To arrange aesthetically or artistically.
7. Printing To arrange or set (type or matter to be printed).
v.intr.
1. To create a literary or musical piece.
2. Printing To set type.

[Middle English composen, from Old French composer, alteration (influenced by poser, to put, place) of Latin compōnere; see component.]

compose

(kəmˈpəʊz)
vb (mainly tr)
1. to put together or make up by combining; put in proper order
2. to be the component elements of
3. (Music, other) to produce or create (a musical or literary work)
4. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) to produce or create (a musical or literary work)
5. (Music, other) (intr) to write music
6. to calm (someone, esp oneself); make quiet
7. to adjust or settle (a quarrel, etc)
8. (Art Terms) to order the elements of (a painting, sculpture, etc); design
9. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing to set up (type)
[C15: from Old French composer, from Latin compōnere to put in place; see component]

com•pose

(kəmˈpoʊz)

v. -posed, -pos•ing. v.t.
1. to be or constitute the parts, elements, or materials of; make up; form the basis of: a sauce composed of many ingredients.
2. to make or form by combining things, parts, or elements: to compose a speech from research notes.
3. to create (a musical, literary, or choreographic work).
4. to put or dispose in proper form or order.
5. to arrange the elements of, esp. in an aesthetic manner.
6. to end or settle (a quarrel, dispute, etc.): The union and management composed their differences.
7. to bring (oneself, one's mind, etc.) to a condition of calmness, repose, etc.; calm; settle.
8.
a. to set (type).
b. to set type for (an article, book, etc.).
v.i.
9. to engage in composition, esp. musical composition.
10. to enter into composition; fall into an arrangement.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French composer]

compose


Past participle: composed
Gerund: composing

Imperative
compose
compose
Present
I compose
you compose
he/she/it composes
we compose
you compose
they compose
Preterite
I composed
you composed
he/she/it composed
we composed
you composed
they composed
Present Continuous
I am composing
you are composing
he/she/it is composing
we are composing
you are composing
they are composing
Present Perfect
I have composed
you have composed
he/she/it has composed
we have composed
you have composed
they have composed
Past Continuous
I was composing
you were composing
he/she/it was composing
we were composing
you were composing
they were composing
Past Perfect
I had composed
you had composed
he/she/it had composed
we had composed
you had composed
they had composed
Future
I will compose
you will compose
he/she/it will compose
we will compose
you will compose
they will compose
Future Perfect
I will have composed
you will have composed
he/she/it will have composed
we will have composed
you will have composed
they will have composed
Future Continuous
I will be composing
you will be composing
he/she/it will be composing
we will be composing
you will be composing
they will be composing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been composing
you have been composing
he/she/it has been composing
we have been composing
you have been composing
they have been composing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been composing
you will have been composing
he/she/it will have been composing
we will have been composing
you will have been composing
they will have been composing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been composing
you had been composing
he/she/it had been composing
we had been composing
you had been composing
they had been composing
Conditional
I would compose
you would compose
he/she/it would compose
we would compose
you would compose
they would compose
Past Conditional
I would have composed
you would have composed
he/she/it would have composed
we would have composed
you would have composed
they would have composed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.compose - form the substance of; "Greed and ambition composed his personality"
constitute, make up, comprise, be, represent - form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army"
2.compose - write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
counterpoint - write in counterpoint; "Bach perfected the art of counterpointing"
set to music - write (music) for (a text)
arrange, set - adapt for performance in a different way; "set this poem to music"
score - write a musical score for
melodise, melodize - supply a melody for
harmonise, harmonize - write a harmony for
instrumentate, instrument - write an instrumental score for
3.compose - produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"
authorship, penning, writing, composition - the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
draw - write a legal document or paper; "The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"
create verbally - create with or from words
lyric - write lyrics for (a song)
write about, write of, write on - write about a particular topic; "Snow wrote about China"
profile - write about; "The author of this article profiles a famous painter"
paragraph - write paragraphs; work as a paragrapher
paragraph - write about in a paragraph; "All her friends were paragraphed in last Monday's paper"
write off - write something fluently, and without hesitation
dash off, fling off, scratch off, toss off, knock off - write quickly; "She dashed off a note to her husband saying she would not be home for supper"; "He scratched off a thank-you note to the hostess"
rewrite - rewrite so as to make fit to suit a new or different purpose; "re-write a play for use in schools"
write copy - write for commercial publications; "She writes copy for Harper's Bazaar"
dramatise, dramatize, adopt - put into dramatic form; "adopt a book for a screenplay"
draft, outline - draw up an outline or sketch for something; "draft a speech"
poetise, poetize, verse, versify - compose verses or put into verse; "He versified the ancient saga"
author - be the author of; "She authored this play"
annotate, footnote - add explanatory notes to or supply with critical comments; "The scholar annotated the early edition of a famous novel"
reference, cite - refer to; "he referenced his colleagues' work"
publish, write - have (one's written work) issued for publication; "How many books did Georges Simenon write?"; "She published 25 books during her long career"
write out, write up - put into writing; write in complete form; "write out a contract"
script - write a script for; "The playwright scripted the movie"
4.compose - put together out of existing material; "compile a list"
cobble together, cobble up - put together hastily
anthologise, anthologize - compile an anthology
catalog, catalogue - make a catalogue, compile a catalogue; "She spends her weekends cataloguing"
make - make by shaping or bringing together constituents; "make a dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones"
5.compose - calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet; "She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult"
calm, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize, calm down, quiet, quieten, lull - make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
6.compose - make up plans or basic details for; "frame a policy"
plan - make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family"

compose

verb
1. put together, make up, constitute, comprise, make, build, form, fashion, construct, compound They agreed to form a council composed of leaders of the rival factions.
put together destroy, dismantle, demolish, obliterate, bulldoze, raze
2. create, write, produce, imagine, frame, invent, devise, contrive He started at once to compose a reply to her letter.
3. arrange, make up, construct, put together, order, organize The drawing is beautifully composed.
compose yourself calm, still, control, settle, collect, quiet, soothe, pull yourself together She quickly composed herself before she entered the room.

compose

verb
1. To be the constituent parts of:
2. To create by combining parts or elements:
3. To form by artistic effort:
4. To bring one's emotions under control:
Idiom: cool it.
Translations
يُؤلِّفيُكَوِّنيَهْدَأ
sepsatskládatsložituklidnit
fatte sigforfattekomponeresammensætte
koostamaloomamoodustamarahunemasisaldama
käsittääkoostaakootamuodostaarauhoittua
lecsillapodikzenét szerez
róa sig, stilla sigsemjasetja saman
komponuotikompozicijakompozitoriuskūrinyskūryba
komponētnomierinātnomierinātiessacerētsastādīt
skladať
skladati
bestelemekoluşturmaktoparlamakyazmak

compose

[kəmˈpəʊz] VT
1. [+ music] → componer; [+ poetry, letter] → escribir
to be composed ofconstar de, componerse de
2. to compose o.scalmarse, serenarse

compose

[kəmˈpəʊz] vt
[+ music, symphony, song] → composer
[+ letter] → rédiger
to compose o.s. → se calmer, se maîtriser
(= constitute) to be composed of → se composer de

compose

vt
musickomponieren; letterabfassen, aufsetzen; poem, e-mailverfassen; “compose” (e-mail) → neue Nachricht
(= constitute, make up)bilden; to be composed ofsich zusammensetzen aus; water is composed of …Wasser besteht aus …
to compose oneselfsich sammeln; to compose one’s featuressich wieder in die Gewalt bekommen; to compose one’s thoughtsOrdnung in seine Gedanken bringen
(Typ) → setzen

compose

[kəmˈpəʊz] vt
a. (music, poetry) → comporre; (letter) → mettere insieme
to be composed of → essere composto/a di
b. (calm, thoughts) → riordinare
to compose o.s. → ricomporsi

compose

(kəmˈpəuz) verb
1. to form by putting parts together. A word is composed of several letters.
2. to write (eg music, poetry etc). Mozart began to compose when he was six years old.
3. to control (oneself) after being upset.
comˈposed adjective
(of people) quiet and calm. She looked quite composed.
comˈposer noun
a writer, especially of a piece of music.
composition (kompəˈziʃən) noun
1. something composed, eg music. his latest composition.
2. the act of composing. the difficulties of composition.
3. an essay written as a school exercise. The children had to write a composition about their holiday.
4. the parts of which a thing is made. Have you studied the composition of the chemical?
comˈposure (-ʒə) noun
calmness. I admired her composure.
References in classic literature ?
Well, compose yourself now, and don't worry Aunt with your new ideas.
The founders of the greater part of the families which now compose the aristocracy of Salem might here be traced, from the petty and obscure beginnings of their traffic, at periods generally much posterior to the Revolution, upward to what their children look upon as long-established rank,
The entire member seems a dense webbed bed of welded sinews; but cut into it, and you find that three distinct strata compose it: --upper, middle, and lower.
He thought of how he should make out his gang; he thought of the respective market value of certain supposititious men and women and children who were to compose it, and other kindred topics of the business; then he thought of himself, and how humane he was, that whereas other men chained their "niggers" hand and foot both, he only put fetters on the feet, and left Tom the use of his hands, as long as he behaved well; and he sighed to think how ungrateful human nature was, so that there was even room to doubt whether Tom appreciated his mercies.
They would compose and sing as they went along, consulting neither time nor tune.
They remained but a few minutes together, as Miss Woodhouse must not be kept waiting; and Harriet then came running to her with a smiling face, and in a flutter of spirits, which Miss Woodhouse hoped very soon to compose.
Wait here, and compose yourself; I will go indoors and speak to your mother.
Lucie, my child, if ever you were brave and serviceable in your life--and you were always both--you will compose yourself now, to do exactly as I bid you; for more depends upon it than you can think, or I can say.
Micawber to look up, the more she fixed her eyes on nothing; and the more he asked her to compose herself, the more she wouldn't.
She made a strong attempt to compose herself, and stammered that he was as punctual as ever.
All things invite To peaceful Counsels, and the settl'd State Of order, how in safety best we may Compose our present evils, with regard Of what we are and where, dismissing quite All thoughts of Warr: ye have what I advise.
He paced the apartment to and fro, now vainly exhorting the terrified maiden to compose herself, now hesitating concerning his own line of conduct.