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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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