Synonyms of compose in English:

compose


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verb

1‘the first poem composed by Shelley’

SYNONYMS
write, create, devise, make up, think up, frame, formulate, fashion, produce, originate, invent, contrive, concoct
pen, author, draft
literary rhyme, sing, verse
archaic indite

2‘Vermeer probably used a camera obscura to help him compose his pictures’

SYNONYMS
design, arrange, plan, organize, work out, frame, balance, order, map out, construct, put together, shape, form, concoct

3‘the National Congress is composed of ten senators’

SYNONYMS
make up, constitute, form, comprise

Phrases

    compose oneself


    SYNONYMS
    calm down, settle down, control oneself, recover one's composure, regain one's composure, pull oneself together, get control of oneself, collect oneself, steady oneself, keep one's head, simmer down
    informal get a grip, keep one's cool, keep one's shirt on
    North American informal decompress, stay loose
    ANTONYMS

    get worked up