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

Definition of recompose

transitive verb

1 : to compose again : rearrange
2 : to restore to composure

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Other Words from recompose

recomposition \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌkäm-​pə-​ˈzi-​shən How to pronounce recomposition (audio) \ noun

Examples of recompose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perdomo did not have much time to recompose himself. Dennis Lin,, "Padres fall on Giants' 12th-inning walk-off," 22 July 2017 The Gators don’t have much time to recompose themselves after an exciting victory. Nick Krueger, ajc, "LISTEN: Steve Spurrier breaks down Florida’s game-winning hail mary against Tennessee," 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, "The Scene at Kanye’s Show: Long Waits, Sweaty Guests and a Hobbling Model," 7 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of recompose

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 24 Feb. 2020.

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