|1.||[ verb ] form the substance of|
"Greed and ambition composed his personality
|Related terms:||constitute component|
|2.||[ verb ] (music) write music|
"Beethoven composed nine symphonies"
|Related terms:||make arrange score set_to_music melodize instrument harmonize counterpoint music composer composing|
|3.||[ verb ] (writing) produce a literary work|
|Synonyms:||write pen indite|
"She composed a poem" "He wrote four novels"
|Related terms:||create_verbally write_on draft adapt reference write_out write_off dramatize draw author profile lyric script dash_off write_copy annotate paragraph versify paragraph write_out publish writing pen spell|
|4.||[ verb ] put together out of existing material|
"compile a list"
|Related terms:||make catalogue cobble_together anthologize compilation compilation compositor|
|5.||[ verb ] calm (someone, esp. oneself); make quiet|
"She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult"
|Related terms:||calm composure|
|6.||[ verb ] draw up the plans or basic details for|
|Synonyms:||frame draw_up outline|
"frame a policy"
|Related terms:||plan framer|