Definitions of compose

  1. To practise composition.
  2. To form by combination; to write, as an author; to make up; to calm; adjust; arrange in proper order; to set ( type); put together.
  3. To form by putting two or more parts or things together: to place in order: to set at rest: to soothe: to place types in order for printing: to originate or become the author of, as a book.
  4. To form by putting together; place types in order for printing; originate, as an author; calm; soothe.
  5. To Make up of parts; construct; form; constitute.
  6. To tranquilize; calm; reconcile; arrange; settle.
  7. To engage in composition, as of musical or literary work.
  8. form the substance of; " Greed and ambition composed his personality"
  9. draw up the plans or basic details for; " frame a policy"
  10. write music; " Beethoven composed nine symphonies"
  11. calm ( someone, esp. oneself); make quiet; " She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult"
  12. calm ( someone, especially oneself); make quiet; " She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult"
  13. To form by putting together two or more things or parts; to put together; to make up; to fashion.
  14. To form the substance of, or part of the substance of; to constitute.
  15. 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.
  16. To dispose in proper form; to reduce to order; to put in proper state or condition; to adjust; to regulate.
  17. To free from agitation or disturbance; to tranquilize; to soothe; to calm; to quiet.
  18. To engage in composition.
  19. To form, by putting two or more things or parts together; to form by combination; to arrange and put together, as authors, a piece of literature or music; to calm; to quiet; to settle; to adjust; to settle into a quiet state; to set types in order for printing.
  20. To form one entire body or thing by joining together several individuals, things, or parts; to write as an author; to calm; to quiet; to place or dispose in proper form; to set up types; to form a piece of music.
  21. Composer.
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