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compose

com·pose

compose

 
 
pronunciation:
km poz
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part of speech: verb
inflections: composed, composes, composing
definition 1: to be the parts of; make up.
These twenty people compose the class.
synonyms:
constitute, form
similar words:
make up
definition 2: to create or write.
She has composed several poems.Mozart composed many beautiful symphonies.
synonyms:
create, originate, write
similar words:
arrange, devise, fashion, improvise, make, produce
definition 3: to make (oneself) calm or ready.
I just need a minute to compose myself before I go on the stage.
synonyms:
collect
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The word compose contains the following part:
com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the m' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
synonyms:
syn-