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Dictionary definition for: Compose

1. (v) form the substance of; "Greed and ambition composed his personality"

2. (v) write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies"

3. (v) produce a literary work; "She composed a poem" "He wrote four novels"

4. (v) put together out of existing material; "compile a list"

5. (v) calm (someone, especially oneself) make quiet; "She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult"

6. (v) draw up the plans or basic details for; "frame a policy"

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