Synonyms of compose in English:

compose


See definition of compose

verb

1‘the first poem composed by Shelley’

SYNONYMS

write, create, devise, make up, think up, frame, formulate, fashion, produce, originate, invent, contrive, concoct

pen, author, draft

literary rhyme, sing, verse

archaic indite

2‘Vermeer probably used a camera obscura to help him compose his pictures’

SYNONYMS

design, arrange, plan, organize, work out, frame, balance, order, map out, construct, put together, shape, form, concoct

3‘the National Congress is composed of ten senators’

SYNONYMS

make up, constitute, form, comprise


Phrases

    compose oneself

      SYNONYMS

      calm down, settle down, control oneself, recover one's composure, regain one's composure, pull oneself together, get control of oneself, collect oneself, steady oneself, keep one's head, simmer down

      informal

      get a grip, keep one's cool, keep one's shirt on

      North American informal

      decompress, stay loose

      ANTONYMS

      get worked up