Synonyms for compose
To be the parts or the ingredients
constitute, comprise, make up, form, be an adjunct, go into the making of, enter into, merge into, go into, be a component of, be an ingredient of, be an element of, be a portion of, belong to, consist of, be made of, be compounded of; see also comprise, include 1.
To give form
make, fashion, put together; see form 1.
write, indite, pen, author, draft, devise, produce, arrange, score, orchestrate, fabricate, formulate, prepare, design, conceive, imagine, make up, originate, poeticize, turn out, draw up, put together, concoct, dash off; see also create 2, invent 1, 2, produce 2, write 1.
Antonyms blot out, cancel*, erase.
To prepare for printing
set up, set type, cast, make up; see form 1.
See compose in Webster's New World Roget's A-Z Thesaurus II
To be the constituent parts of: constitute, form, make (up). See be
To create by combining parts or elements: build, configure, form, pattern, shape, structure. See make
To form by artistic effort: create, indite, produce, write. See make
To bring one's emotions under control: collect1, contain, control, cool, simmer down. Idiom: cool it. See restraint
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