1. compose, constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be

usage: form the substance of; "Greed and ambition composed his personality"

2. compose, write, make, create

usage: write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies"

3. write, compose, pen, indite, create verbally

usage: produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"

4. compose, compile, make

usage: put together out of existing material; "compile a list"

5. compose, calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still

usage: calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet; "She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult"

6. frame, compose, draw up, plan

usage: make up plans or basic details for; "frame a policy"


1. composed (vs. discomposed), calm, unagitated, serene, tranquil, imperturbable, unflappable, collected, equanimous, poised, self-collected, self-contained, self-possessed, cool, coolheaded, nerveless, unflurried, unflustered, unperturbed, unruffled, dignified, unagitated

usage: serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress; "the performer seemed completely composed as she stepped onto the stage"; "I felt calm and more composed than I had in a long time"

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.

See also: composed (Dictionary)