present participle of compose

Synonyms & Antonyms of composing

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 for composing

Words Related to composing

Phrases Synonymous with composing

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

Synonyms for composing

Words Related to composing

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

Synonyms for composing

Words Related to composing

Near Antonyms for composing

Antonyms for composing

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

Synonyms for composing

Words Related to composing

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on composing

Nglish: Translation of composing for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of composing for Arabic Speakers

Comments on composing

What made you want to look up composing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a calculated move

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Confusing Words—A Quiz

  • alice with tweedle dee and tweedle dum
  • I invented a brand new toaster robot and ______ it "Sir Toasts-a-Lot."
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!