Definitions for compose

Definitions for (verb) compose

Main entry: compose, frame, draw up

Definition: make up plans or basic details for

Usage: frame a policy

Main entry: compile, compose

Definition: put together out of existing material

Usage: compile a list

Main entry: compose, write, indite, pen

Definition: produce a literary work

Usage: She composed a poem; He wrote four novels

Main entry: compose, write

Definition: write music

Usage: Beethoven composed nine symphonies

Main entry: compose

Definition: calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet

Usage: She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult

Main entry: compose

Definition: form the substance of

Usage: Greed and ambition composed his personality

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