re·​com·​pose ˌrē-kəm-ˈpōz How to pronounce recompose (audio)
recomposed; recomposing; recomposes

transitive verb

: to compose again : rearrange
: to restore to composure
recomposition noun

Examples of recompose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The main challenge for Washington, then, is to recompose its foreign policy with an economic theme, while countering threats in new and creative ways. Leslie H. Gelb, Foreign Affairs, 21 Oct. 2010 About 15 years ago, Prince Albert II decided to recompose the Palace’s collections to their former glory. Sarah Belmont For Artnews, Robb Report, 5 July 2023 The researchers from the University of California, San Francisco theoretically recompose the signaling domains of CAR T cells and explore possible impacts on cell-cell communication. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2023 Technology will accomplish for standardized education content what CRISPR does for DNA sequences – atomizing the key elements in order to recompose them in more relevant and personalized ways. John Kao, Forbes, 8 June 2022 Automation will recompose the home’s interface to the urban exterior. Quartz Staff, Quartz, 30 June 2020 Perdomo did not have much time to recompose himself. Dennis Lin,, 22 July 2017 The Gators don’t have much time to recompose themselves after an exciting victory. Nick Krueger, ajc, 20 Sep. 2017 Hobbling, slumping, the poor young woman stopped at several points along the way to find balance and recompose herself. Guy Trebay, New York Times, 7 Sep. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of recompose was in 1611

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“Recompose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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