Meaning of compose
Pronunciation: (kum-pōz'), [key]
— v., -posed, -pos•ing.
- to make or form by combining things, parts, or elements: He composed his speech from many research notes.
- to be or constitute a part or element of: a rich sauce composed of many ingredients.
- to make up or form the basis of: Style composes the essence of good writing.
- to put or dispose in proper form or order: to compose laws into a coherent system.
- to organize the parts or elements of (a picture or the like).
- to create (a musical, literary, or choreographic work).
- to end or settle (a quarrel, dispute, etc.): The union and management composed their differences.
- to bring (oneself, one's mind, etc.) to a condition of calmness, repose, etc.; calm; quiet.
- to set (type).
- to set type for (an article, book, etc.).
- to engage in composition, esp. musical composition.
- to enter into composition; fall into an arrangement: a scene that composes well.
- compose (Thesaurus)