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compose

verb

1 compose

Form the substance of.

Roget 415: compose, perform etc. 416; attune.   

Roget 826: be composed etc. adj.. laisser faire [Fr.], laisser aller [Fr.]; take things easily, take things as they come; take it easy, rub on, live and let live; take easily, take cooly, take in good part; aequam servare mentem [Lat.].    ... show more

Roget 723: pacify, tranquilize, compose; allay etc. (moderate) 174; reconcile, propitiate, placate, conciliate, meet halfway, hold out the olive branch, ... show more

Roget 591: print; compose; put to press, go to press; pass through the press, see through the press; publish etc. 531; bring out; appear in print, rush into print; distribute, makeup, ... show more

Roget 416: play, pipe, strike up, sweep the chords, tweedle, fiddle; strike the lyre, beat the drum; blow the horn, sound the horn, wind the horn; doodle; grind the organ; touch the guitar ... show more

Roget 174: be moderate etc. adj.; keep within bounds, keep within compass; sober down, settle down; keep the peace, remit, relent, take in sail.    moderate, soften, mitigate, ... show more

Roget 56: enter into, enter into the composition of; be a component etc. n. be part of, form part of etc. 51; merge in, be merged in; be implicated in; share in etc. ... show more

Roget 54: be composed of, be made of, be formed of, be made up of; consist of, be resolved into.    include etc. (in a class) 76; contain, hold, comprehend, take in, ... show more



2 compose

Write music:
— Beethoven composed nine symphonies.

synonym: write.

Dutch: componeren, toonzetten

3 compose

Produce a literary work:
— She composed a poem.

synonyms: indite, pen, write.

Roget 590: write, pen; copy, engross; write out, write out fair; transcribe; scribble, scrawl, scrabble, scratch; interline; stain paper; write down ... show more

Dutch: componeren, neerschrijven

4 compose

Put together out of existing material.

synonym: compile.

Dutch: samenstellen

5 compose

Calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet.

Dutch: bedaren, composeren, redigeren

6 compose

Make up plans or basic details for.

synonyms: draw up, frame.

Roget 161: produce, perform, operate, do, make, gar, form, construct, fabricate, frame, contrive, manufacture; weave, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: accommodate, accommodate with, accord, adapt, adapt to, adjust, adjust to, admix, agree with, align, allay, allocate, allot, alloy, amalgamate, appease, apportion, arrange, arrange matters, array ... show more.

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