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Definition of Compose

Compose

  1. To form by putting together two or more things or parts; to put together; to make up; to fashion.
  2. To form the substance of, or part of the substance of; to constitute.
  3. 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.
  4. To dispose in proper form; to reduce to order; to put in proper state or condition; to adjust; to regulate.
  5. To free from agitation or disturbance; to tranquilize; to soothe; to calm; to quiet.
  6. To arrange (types) in a composing stick in order for printing; to set (type).
  7. To come to terms.

Compose Quotations

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

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

Just as one can compose colors, or forms, so one can compose motions.
Alexander Calder

I am my own secretary; I dictate, I compose, I copy all myself.
Venerable Bede

You compose because you want to somehow summarize in some permanent form your most basic feelings about being alive, to set down... some sort of permanent statement about the way it feels to live now, today.
Aaron Copland
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Compose Translations

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