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  Definition of Compose
  1. draw up the plans or basic details for; "frame a policy"
  2. put together out of existing material; "compile a list"
  3. produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"
  4. write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies"
  5. calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet; "She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult"
  6. form the substance of; "Greed and ambition composed his personality"
Similar Words: frame, draw up, compile, write, pen, indite

 

See Also: write out, write up

 

Hyponyms: cobble together, cobble up, anthologize, anthologise, catalogue, catalog, draw, lyric, write on, write of, write about, profile, paragraph, write off, dash off, knock off, toss off, fling off, rewrite, write copy, dramatize, dramatise, adopt, draft, outline, verse, versify, poetize, poetise, author, annotate, footnote, reference, cite, write out, write up, script, counterpoint, set to music, arrange, set, score, melodize, melodise, harmonize, harmonise, instrument, instrumentate

 

Grouped Verbs: publish, write

 

Entailments: spell, write

 

Derivational Morphology: framer, framing, compilation, digest, compiling, encyclopedist, encyclopaedist, compiler, compositor, typesetter, setter, typographer, pen, writing, authorship, composition, penning, writer, author, musical composition, opus, piece, piece of music, composing, composer, composure, calm, calmness, equanimity, component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient

 

 
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