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compose

[ kuhm-pohz ]
/ k蓹m藞po蕣z /
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Definition of compose

verb (used with object), com路posed, com路pos路ing.
verb (used without object), com路posed, com路pos路ing.
to engage in composition, especially musical composition.
to enter into composition; fall into an arrangement: a scene that composes well.
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Origin of compose

First recorded in 1375鈥1425; late Middle English word from Middle French word composer.See com-, pose1

OTHER WORDS FROM compose

com路pos路a路ble, adjectiveun路com路pos路a路ble, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH compose

compose , comprise
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British Dictionary definitions for compose

compose
/ (k蓹m藞p蓹蕣z) /

verb (mainly tr)

Word Origin for compose

C15: from Old French composer, from Latin comp艒nere to put in place; see component
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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