compose

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/kəmˈpəʊz/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kəmˈpoʊz/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kəm pōz)


Inflections of 'compose' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
composes
v 3rd person singular
composing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
composed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
composed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

compose

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. compose a [song, play, symphony, piece]
  2. compose an [opera, album, arrangement]
  3. compose music
  4. compose music for [film, TV, television]
  5. composed for [film, TV, singers, other artists]
  6. composed by [new, local, promising, young] [artists, musicians]
  7. composed by [Beethoven, Mozart]
  8. compose a [sentence, letter, speech]
  9. [difficult, hard, tricky] to compose
  10. composed with [skill, precision, style, elegance, beauty]
  11. took a [while, moment, few seconds] to compose himself
  12. (had to) compose herself before [entering, speaking, interviewing]
  13. [DNA, the earth's crust] is composed of
  14. is composed of (a great) many
  15. composed of [five] [elements, parts, sections, pieces, ingredients]
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