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English verb: compose

1. compose (stative) form the substance of


SamplesGreed and ambition composed his personality.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be, comprise, constitute, make up, represent

2. compose (creation) write music


SamplesBeethoven composed nine symphonies.


ExamplesDid he compose his major works over a short period of time?


Synonymswrite


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)arrange, counterpoint, harmonise, harmonize, instrument, instrumentate, melodise, melodize, score, set, set to music


Domain categorymusic

3. compose (creation) produce a literary work


SamplesShe composed a poem.
He wrote four novels.


ExamplesDid he compose his major works over a short period of time?, They will compose the duet


Synonymsindite, pen, write


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create verbally


Narrower (hyponym)adopt, annotate, author, cite, dash off, draft, dramatise, dramatize, draw, fling off, footnote, knock off, lyric, outline, paragraph, paragraph, poetise, poetize, profile, reference, rewrite, scratch off, script, toss off, verse, versify, write about, write copy, write of, write off, write on, write out, write up


Entailspell, write


Verb grouppublish, write


Domain categoryauthorship, composition, penning, writing

4. compose (creation) put together out of existing material


SamplesCompile a list.


Synonymscompile


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)make


Narrower (hyponym)anthologise, anthologize, catalog, catalogue, cobble together, cobble up

5. compose (emotion) calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet


SamplesShe had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)calm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

6. compose (cognition) make up plans or basic details for


SamplesFrame a policy.


Synonymsdraw up, frame


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)plan









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