form the substance of
"Greed and ambition composed his personality"
"Beethoven composed nine symphonies"
write, compose, pen, indite(verb)
produce a literary work
"She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"
put together out of existing material
"compile a list"
calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet
"She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult"
frame, compose, draw up(verb)
make up plans or basic details for
"frame a policy"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Allay and alleviate are closely kindred in signification, and have been often interchanged in usage. But, in strictness, to allay is to lay to rest, quiet or soothe that which is excited; to alleviate, on the other hand, is to lighten a burden. We allay suffering by using means to soothe and tranquilize the sufferer; we alleviate suffering by doing something toward removal of the cause, so that there is less to suffer; where the trouble is wholly or chiefly in the excitement, to allay the excitement is virtually to remove the trouble; as, to allay rage or panic; we alleviate poverty, but do not allay it. Pacify, directly from the Latin, and appease, from the Latin through the French, signify to bring to peace; to mollify is to soften; to calm, quiet, or tranquilize is to make still; compose, to place together, unite, adjust to a calm and settled condition; to soothe (originally to assent to, humor) is to bring to pleased quietude. We allay excitement, appease a tumult, calm agitation, compose our feelings or countenance, pacify the quarrelsome, quiet the boisterous or clamorous, soothe grief or distress. Compare ALLEVIATE.
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How to use compose in a sentence?
If God ever commands the spirit of wisdom to depart from me, well, I reckon that I'll never be able to compose the written word again. Not in music, and not in literature. If there is a blank page before me, it wouldn't matter if my right hand held a thousand dollar ink pen from the House of Montblanc, or an ink pen branded Paper Mate, not one word would be jotted from the ink of either or, and the page would remain blank.
We are striving to forge our union with purpose. To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and conditions of man, and so we lift our gaze, not to what stands between us, but what stands before us. We close the divide because we know to put our future first, we must first put our differences aside. We lay down our arms so we can reach out our arms to one another. We seek harm to none and harmony for all.
The greatest prize of all, I think I'm safe in saying, is Duke Ellington's white baby grand piano on which he was known to compose much of his music.
If the painter works directly from nature, he ultimately looks for nothing but momentary effects he does not try to compose, and soon he gets monotonous.
I have never thought of writing for reputation and honor. What I have in my heart must come out; that is the reason why I compose.
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- مؤلف موسيقىArabic
- творя, успокоявам, образувам, съставям се от, съставям, съчинявам, композирамBulgarian
- beruhigen, umfasst, zusammensetzen, einschliessen, komponieren, zusammenstellen, bilden, fassen, verfassen, enthalten, abfassenGerman
- συνέρχομαι, συνθέτω, περιέχω, ηρεμώ, συμπεριλαμβάνω, απαρτίζω, περιλαμβάνωGreek
- moodustama, rahunema, koostama, looma, sisaldamaEstonian
- sommitella, koostaa, säveltää, muodostaa, luoda, rauhoittua, koota, käsittääFinnish
- חיבר, הלחיןHebrew
- composeren, omvatten, bedaren, componeren, vormen, redigeren, samenstellenDutch
- compor, montar, recompor-se, constituirPortuguese
- составлять, писать, сочинять, собраться, собрать, написать, сочинить, состоять, составить, собираться, собиратьRussian
- soạn, biên soạn, soạn thảoVietnamese
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