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compose

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of compose

  1. 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> Synonyms cast, craft, draft, draw up, formulate, frame, prepare Related Words fabricate, fashion, form, mold, sculpture, shape; couch, express, phrase, state, verbalize, word; author, indite, pen, write; conceive, concoct, devise; build, construct, make; assemble, compound, piece (together); redraft, reformulate, reframe Phrases put together

  2. 2 to be all the substance of <the earth's crust is composed of mostly silicon with several other elements in smaller amounts> Synonyms constitute, comprise, form, make upRelated Words embody, epitomize, incarnate, incorporate, integrate, materialize, personify, substantiate; complement, complete, supplement; fill (out), flesh (out)

  3. 3 to free from distress or disturbance <the first order of business was to compose the injured pedestrian> Synonyms becalm, calm, lull, lullaby, quiet, quieten [chiefly British], salve, settle, soothe, still, tranquilize (also tranquillize)Related Words appease, conciliate, hush, mollify, pacify, placate; allay, alleviate, assuage, ease, lay, mitigate, quell, relax, relieve, solace; narcotize, sedate, stupefyNear Antonyms aggravate, heighten, intensify; arouse, excite, foment, incite, rouse, stir (up), work upAntonyms agitate, discompose, disquiet, disturb, key (up), perturb, upset, vex

  4. 4 to gain emotional or mental control of <she took a deep breath and composed herself> Synonyms calm, collect, contain, control, re-collect, settleRelated Words hold back, restrain; rally, recover; lull, quiet, soothe, still, tranquilize (also tranquillize)





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