Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb compose

6 senses of compose

Sense 1
compose -- (form the substance of; "Greed and ambition composed his personality")
       => constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be -- (form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army")

Sense 2
compose, write -- (write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 3
write, compose, pen, indite -- (produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels")
       => create verbally -- (create with or from words)

Sense 4
compose, compile -- (put together out of existing material; "compile a list")
       => make -- (make by shaping or bringing together constituents; "make a dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones")

Sense 5
compose -- (calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet; "She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult")
       => calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still -- (make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear")

Sense 6
frame, compose, draw up -- (make up plans or basic details for; "frame a policy")
       => plan -- (make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family")

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