present tense third-person singular of compose

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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

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2 to be all the substance of
  • the earth's crust is composed of mostly silicon with several other elements in smaller amounts

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3 to free from distress or disturbance
  • the first order of business was to compose the injured pedestrian

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4 to gain emotional or mental control of
  • she took a deep breath and composed herself

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“Composes.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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