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- kəm-pōz', /kəmˈpəʊz/, /k@m"p@Uz/
- Rhymes: -əʊz
From Old French composer (“‘to compose, compound, adjust, settle’”) < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] componere (“‘to put together, compose’”) < com- (“‘together’”) + ponere (“‘to put, place’”)
Third person singular
- (transitive) To make something by merging parts.
- The editor composed a historical journal from many individual letters.
- Try to compose your thoughts.
- (transitive) To make up the whole; to constitute.
- A church is composed of its members.
- The members compose the church.
- (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To comprise.
- (transitive or Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To construct by mental labor; to think up; particularly, to produce or create a literary or musical work.
- The orator composed his speech over the week prior.
- Nine numbered symphonies, including the Fifth, were composed by Beethoven.
- It's difficult to compose without absolute silence.
- (reflexive) To calm oneself down.
- The defendant couldn't compose herself and was found in contempt.
- To arrange the elements of a photograph or other picture.
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- First-person singular indicative present form of composer.
- Third-person singular indicative present form of composer.
- Second-person singular imperative present form of composer.
- First-person singular subjunctive present form of composer.
- Third-person singular subjunctive present form of composer.
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