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[ kuhm-pohz ]SEE DEFINITION OF compose

Synonyms for compose

  • belong to
  • build
  • comprise
  • consist of
  • constitute
  • construct
  • form
  • compound
  • fashion
  • make
  • be an adjunct
  • be an element of
  • be made of
  • enter in
  • go into
  • make up
  • merge in
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Antonyms for compose

  • break
  • demolish
  • destroy
  • dismantle
  • raze
  • ruin
  • agitate
  • anger
  • arouse
  • disarrange
  • disperse
  • distress
  • excite
  • scatter
  • upset
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMPOSE

In the nearer ranks we may discern the variety of ingredients that compose the mass.

It need hardly be said that in any case it was not Handel's practice to compose his works on an organ.

Little Dorrit was deeply anxious that he should lie down to compose himself.

Sometimes all the bells which compose a peal tell their various uses.

A proof of each of the songs that I compose or amend I shall receive as a favour.

Let us then, my Imogen, compose ourselves to the sedateness of despair.

Miss Wedderburn, will you try to compose yourself, and listen to something I have to say?

He alone can conceive and compose who sees the whole at once before him.

In the course of my life I have often had intimations in dreams 'that I should compose music.'

Apollo was also bidden to heal their wounds and compose their forms.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, compousen, from Old French composer "put together, arrange, write" a work (12c.), from com- "with" (see com-) + poser "to place," from Late Latin pausare "to cease, lay down," ultimately from Latin ponere "to put, place" (see position (n.)). Meaning influenced in Old French by componere (see composite). Musical sense is from 1590s. Related: Composed; composing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COMPOSE

accommodate

verbmake, become suitable for something
  • accord
  • accustom
  • adapt
  • adjust
  • agree
  • attune
  • bend over backwards
  • comply
  • compose
  • conform
  • coordinate
  • correspond
  • don't make waves
  • don't rock the boat
  • fit
  • go by the book
  • go with the flow
  • harmonize
  • integrate
  • make consistent
  • modify
  • play the game
  • proportion
  • reconcile
  • settle
  • shape up
  • suit
  • tailor
  • tailor-make
  • tune
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