verb (used with object), com·posed, com·pos·ing.
- to set (type).
- to set type for (an article, book, etc.).
verb (used without object), com·posed, com·pos·ing.
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Origin of compose
OTHER WORDS FROM composecom·pos·a·ble, adjectiveun·com·pos·a·ble, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH composecompose , comprise
Example sentences from the Web for compose
Adults 65 and older compose 16 percent of the US population but account for about 80 percent of Covid-19 deaths.
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PLTP is composed of Meridiam, Star America and Fluor Enterprises.Bank gives Purple Line firms more time to reach a settlement with Maryland and avoid potential default on debt|Katherine Shaver|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
Wiedmaier says he’s dropped eight to 10 dishes from the menu, which encourages diners to compose their own four- to six-course dinners.A reopened Marcel’s reminds me that fine dining, especially now, is about more than food|Tom Sietsema|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
He won in the city’s urban core, the South Bay and in southeastern San Diego – areas that are disproportionately composed of renters, people with lower incomes, young people and people of color.San Diego Is a Big City – Todd Gloria Wants it to Act Like One|Andrew Keatts|November 6, 2020|Voice of San Diego