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      vb   mainly tr  
1    to put together or make up by combining; put in proper order  
2    to be the component elements of  
3    to produce or create (a musical or literary work)  
4    intr   to write music  
5    to calm (someone, esp. oneself); make quiet  
6    to adjust or settle (a quarrel, etc.)  
7    to order the elements of (a painting, sculpture, etc.); design  
8      (Printing)   to set up (type)  
     (C15: from Old French composer, from Latin componere to put in place; see component)  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    build, compound, comprise, constitute, construct, fashion, form, make, make up, put together  
2    contrive, create, devise, frame, imagine, indite, invent, produce, write  
3    adjust, arrange, reconcile, regulate, resolve, settle  
4    appease, assuage, calm, collect, control, pacify, placate, quell, quiet, soothe, still, tranquillize  
1    bulldoze, demolish, destroy, dismantle, obliterate, raze  
4    agitate, disturb, excite, perturb, trouble, unsettle, upset  

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