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1. compose

verb. ['kəmˈpoʊz'] form the substance of.

Synonyms

  • be
  • comprise
  • constitute
  • represent

Antonyms

  • deny
  • mark up
  • continue
  • erase

Etymology

  • composer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • componere (Latin)

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How do you pronounce compose?

Pronounce compose as kəmˈpoʊz.

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Example sentences of the word compose


1. Verb, base form
Sit down and compose a sincere and appropriate thank you note to show your appreciation.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Proteins called actin and myosin compose much of your muscle fibers.

3. Adjective
Do some creative writing, compose to-do lists or brainstorm gift ideas for the next holiday season.

Quotes containing the word compose


1. Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.
- Graham Greene, Ways Of Escape

2. Would you like me to [kill you] now?"asked Snape, his voice heavy with irony. "Or would you like a few moments to compose an epitaph?
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

3. I have an idea that the only thing which makes it possible to regard this world we live in without disgust is the beauty which now and then men create out of the chaos. The pictures they paint, the music they compose, the books they write, and the lives they lead. Of all these the richest in beauty is the beautiful life. That is the perfect work of art.
- W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

2. compose

verb. ['kəmˈpoʊz'] write music.

Synonyms

  • harmonize
  • instrument
  • counterpoint
  • make
  • set to music
  • score
  • write
  • arrange
  • create
  • harmonise
  • melodize
  • melodise
  • instrumentate

Antonyms

  • obviate
  • exhale
  • stay in place
  • open

Etymology

  • composer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • componere (Latin)

3. compose

verb. ['kəmˈpoʊz'] produce a literary work.

Synonyms

  • rewrite
  • draw
  • reference
  • write on
  • spell
  • draft
  • write copy
  • create verbally
  • indite
  • profile
  • write off
  • knock off
  • write up
  • write
  • cite
  • annotate
  • verse
  • lyric
  • versify
  • dash off
  • toss off
  • footnote
  • poetize
  • dramatize
  • write of
  • publish
  • dramatise
  • author
  • script
  • pen
  • write about
  • poetise
  • scratch off
  • paragraph
  • outline
  • write out
  • fling off

Antonyms

  • glycerolize
  • invest
  • deposit
  • sheathe

Etymology

  • composer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • componere (Latin)

4. compose

verb. ['kəmˈpoʊz'] put together out of existing material.

Synonyms

  • anthologise
  • catalogue
  • make
  • cobble together
  • cobble up
  • anthologize
  • compile

Antonyms

  • encode
  • adduct
  • push
  • repel

Etymology

  • composer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • componere (Latin)

5. compose

verb. ['kəmˈpoʊz'] calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet.

Synonyms

  • tranquillise
  • tranquillize
  • lull
  • tranquilize
  • quieten
  • calm down
  • still
  • calm

Antonyms

  • thicken
  • unspell
  • discharge
  • demobilization

Etymology

  • composer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • componere (Latin)

6. compose

verb. ['kəmˈpoʊz'] make up plans or basic details for.

Synonyms

  • plan
  • draw up

Antonyms

  • refuse
  • stay
  • leave office

Etymology

  • composer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • componere (Latin)
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