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Verb compose has 6 senses
  1. compose - form the substance of; "Greed and ambition composed his personality"
    --1 is one way to
    constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be
    Derived form: noun component1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  2. compose, write - write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies"
    --2 is one way to make, create
    Derived forms: noun composition4, noun composition5, noun composer1, noun composing2
    Sample sentence:
    Did he compose his major works over a short period of time?
  3. write, compose, pen, indite - produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"
    --3 is one way to create verbally
    Derived form: noun composition6
    Sample sentences:
    Did he compose his major works over a short period of time?
    They will compose the duet
  4. compose, compile - put together out of existing material; "compile a list"
    --4 is one way to make
    Derived form: noun compositor1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  5. compose - calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet; "She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult"
    --5 is one way to
    calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still
    Derived form: noun composure1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  6. frame, compose, draw up - draw up the plans or basic details for; "frame a policy"
    --6 is one way to plan
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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