Definition of recompose in English:



  • Compose again or differently.

    ‘a marble panel recomposed from fragments’
    • ‘Painting functions here like a terrifying energetic machine, absorbing, destroying, recycling, recomposing images of vastly different origins.’
    • ‘I recompose myself and make my way to the courtyard.’
    • ‘You have to be prepared to put the camera down and recompose the shot before clicking that shutter, remembering at all times that what the camera ‘sees’ is not necessarily what you might be seeing with the naked eye.’
    • ‘One victim was so overcome by having to relive the terror that he broke down in the witness box and the case had to be adjourned to let him recompose himself.’
    • ‘New York constantly composes and recomposes itself, and its electric vitality comes from the churning crowd.’
    • ‘The system similarly prevents over-exposure when photographers lock focus and recompose the shot by considering the flash output level calculated according to the distance.’
    • ‘The arrogance of some men… I stare at him in disgust, before quickly recomposing my face into a fake smile.’
    • ‘She sat down on an old red brick wall at the front of someone's garden and recomposed herself until the wave of nausea had gone completely.’
    • ‘I was taken aback by his question for a second before I recomposed myself.’
    • ‘The Queen recomposed herself quickly, mentally berating herself for almost breaking down in front of her greatest ‘threat’ and ‘enemy’.’
    • ‘Constantly reworking the paintings and recomposing elements, leads to a tactile surface, with the painting becoming an abstract image in its own right.’
    • ‘Taking a moment to come to terms with what had just happened, I recomposed myself and returned to my candelight supper, dazed but undaunted.’
    • ‘Logan turned to hide a laugh before recomposing himself and turning back to Marius.’
    • ‘After she recomposed herself, Annabelle looked at Maureen serenely.’
    • ‘When I had sufficiently recovered, I sat up and recomposed myself.’
    • ‘The young man saw something akin to panic in the older gentleman's expression and allowed him to recompose himself by turning away before continuing, ‘Perhaps you ought to ask me whether I love your daughter, sir.’’
    • ‘Finally, she recomposed herself as she grabbed the black travelling bag resting on the floor beside her.’
    • ‘Tyler and Kevin looked at each other in horror, but quickly recomposed themselves, turning back to Mrs. Andrews.’
    • ‘The woman looked puzzled for a second, but quickly recomposed herself, ‘Soda sir?’’
    • ‘‘So,’ she began, recomposing herself, ‘I know you don't want to talk about it but… I do believe Ben and I caught you in a rather compromising position earlier.’’