To form by putting together two or more things or parts; to put together; to make up; to fashion.
To form the substance of, or part of the substance of; to constitute.
To construct by mental labor; to design and execute, or put together, in a manner involving the adaptation of forms of expression to ideas, or to the laws of harmony or proportion; as, to compose a sentence, a sermon, a symphony, or a picture.
To dispose in proper form; to reduce to order; to put in proper state or condition; to adjust; to regulate.
To free from agitation or disturbance; to tranquilize; to soothe; to calm; to quiet.
To arrange (types) in a composing stick in order for printing; to set (type).
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
Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose. Dwight D. Eisenhower
The feeling about a soldier is, when all is said and done, he wasn't really going to do very much with his life anyway. The example usually is: he wasn't going to compose Beethoven's Fifth. Kurt Vonnegut
As states subsist in part by keeping their weaknesses from being known, so is it the quiet of families to have their chancery and their parliament within doors, and to compose and determine all emergent differences there. John Donne
I never force myself to be devout except when I feel so inspired, and never compose hymns of prayers unless I feel within me real and true devotion. Franz Schubert
compose in Dutch is samenstellen, componeren
compose in French is componez, composer, composons, composez, composent
compose in German is zusammensetzen, abfassen, zusammenstellen
compose in Latin is compono, scribo; scripsi scriptum
compose in Portuguese is componha
compose in Swedish is utarbeta, komponera
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