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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

In science, if you don't do it, somebody else will. Whereas in art, if Beethoven didn't compose the 'Ninth Symphony,' no one else before or after is going to compose the 'Ninth Symphony' that he composed; no one else is going to paint 'Starry Night' by van Gogh.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Nobody worked harder than Mozart. By the time he was twenty-eight years old, his hands were deformed because of all the hours he had spent practicing, performing, and gripping a quill pen to compose. That's the missing element in the popular portrait of Mozart.
Twyla Tharp

I can't write, I can't paint, I don't compose.
Richard Attenborough

Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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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