verb (compos, ing)
- (transitive) To make something by merging parts.
Etymology: From composerFrench, composer.
- The editor composed a historical journal from many individual letters.
- Try to your thoughts.
- (transitive) To make up the whole; to constitute.
- A church is composed of its members.
- The members the church.
- (transitive, nonstandard) To comprise.
- (transitive, or, intransitive) To construct by mental labor; to think up; particularly, to produce or create a literary or musical work.
- The orator composed his speech over the week prior.
- Nine numbered symphonies, including the Fifth, were composed by Beethoven.
- It's difficult to without absolute silence.
- (reflexive) To calm oneself down.
- The defendant couldn't herself and was found in contempt.
- To arrange the elements of a photograph or other picture.
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