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Compose meaning

compose - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. calm ( someone, especially oneself); make quiet; " She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult"
  2. 2. To form by putting together two or more things or parts; to put together; to make up; to fashion.
  3. 3. To form the substance of, or part of the substance of; to constitute.
  4. 4. To construct by mental labor; to design and execute, or put together, in a manner involving the adaptation of forms of expression to ideas, or to the laws of harmony or proportion; as, to compose a sentence, a sermon, a symphony, or a picture.
  5. 5. To dispose in proper form; to reduce to order; to put in proper state or condition; to adjust; to regulate.
  6. 6. To free from agitation or disturbance; to tranquilize; to soothe; to calm; to quiet.
  7. 7. To arrange ( types) in a composing stick in order for printing; to set ( type).
  8. 8. To come to terms.
  9. 9. To form by putting together; place types in order for printing; originate, as an author; calm; soothe.

compose - examples of usage

  1. She lay back to wait for the alarm and try to compose her mind. - "Syndrome", Thomas Hoover.
  2. It must have been written for some public occasion; and the selection of Catullus to compose it would imply that he was recognised as the greatest lyrical poet in his lifetime, and that it was written after his reputation was established. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
  3. " Do, Harry, go in first, and I will come into the drawing- room as soon as I can compose myself. - "Won from the Waves", W.H.G. Kingston.
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