compose


compose

verb

Definition of COMPOSE

1
to put (something) into proper and usually carefully worked out written form <composed a statement on this hot-button issue that managed to satisfy absolutely no one>
Phrases put together
2
to be all the substance of <the earth's crust is composed of mostly silicon with several other elements in smaller amounts>
3
to free from distress or disturbance <the first order of business was to compose the injured pedestrian>
Synonyms becalm, compose, lull, lullaby, quiet, quieten [chiefly British], salve, settle, soothe, still, tranquilize (also tranquillize)
4
to gain emotional or mental control of <she took a deep breath and composed herself>
Related Words hold back, restrain; rally, recover; lull, quiet, soothe, still, tranquilize (also tranquillize)

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