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 for compose
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Compose \Com*pose"\ (k[o^]m*p[=o]z"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Composed; p. pr. & vb. n. Composing.] [F. composer; com-
     + poser to place. The sense is that of L. componere, but the
     origin is different. See Pose, v. t.]
     1. To form by putting together two or more things or parts;
        to put together; to make up; to fashion.
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              Zeal ought to be composed of the highest degrees of
              all pious affection.                  --Bp. Sprat.
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     2. To form the substance of, or part of the substance of; to
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              Their borrowed gold composed
              The calf in Oreb.                     --Milton.
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              A few useful things . . . compose their intellectual
              possessions.                          --I. Watts.
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     3. To construct by mental labor; to design and execute, or
        put together, in a manner involving the adaptation of
        forms of expression to ideas, or to the laws of harmony or
        proportion; as, to compose a sentence, a sermon, a
        symphony, or a picture.
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              Let me compose
              Something in verse as well as prose.  --Pope.
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              The genius that composed such works as the
              "Standard" and "Last Supper".         --B. R.
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     4. To dispose in proper form; to reduce to order; to put in
        proper state or condition; to adjust; to regulate.
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              In a peaceful grave my corpse compose. --Dryden.
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              How in safety best we may
              Compose our present evils.            --Milton.
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     5. To free from agitation or disturbance; to tranquilize; to
        soothe; to calm; to quiet.
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              Compose thy mind;
              Nor frauds are here contrived, nor force designed.
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     6. (Print.) To arrange (types) in a composing stick in order
        for printing; to set (type).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Compose \Com*pose"\, v. i.
     To come to terms. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: form the substance of; "Greed and ambition composed his
      2: write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies" [syn:
         compose, write]
      3: produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote
         four novels" [syn: write, compose, pen, indite]
      4: put together out of existing material; "compile a list" [syn:
         compose, compile]
      5: calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet; "She had to
         compose herself before she could reply to this terrible
      6: make up plans or basic details for; "frame a policy" [syn:
         frame, compose, draw up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  290 Moby Thesaurus words for "compose":
     accommodate, accommodate with, accord, adapt, adapt to, adjust,
     adjust to, admix, agree with, align, allay, allocate, allot, alloy,
     amalgamate, appease, apportion, arrange, arrange matters, array,
     assemble, assimilate to, author, balm, be guided by, becalm,
     bemingle, bend, blend, bottle up, brew, bring to terms,
     bring together, build, build up, calm, calm down, cast, check,
     chime in with, close, close with, coalesce, coauthor, collaborate,
     collect, collocate, combine, comfort, commingle, commix, comply,
     comply with, compose oneself, compound, comprise, compromise,
     conclude, concoct, conform, conglomerate, consist in, consist of,
     console, constitute, construct, contain, contrive, control, cool,
     cop out, correct, correspond, cradle, create, dash off, deal,
     deal out, decoct, devise, discipline, dispose, distribute, down,
     dream up, duck responsibility, dulcify, ease, ease up,
     editorialize, elaborate, embody, emulsify, enter into, erect,
     evade responsibility, even out, evolve, extrude, fabricate,
     fall in with, fashion, fit, fix, fix up, follow, form, formulate,
     frame, free-lance, fudge together, fuse, gear to, gentle, get up,
     ghost, ghostwrite, give and take, give way, go by, go fifty-fifty,
     go into, harmonize, hash, heal the breach, hold in, homogenize,
     hush, imagine, immingle, immix, impose, incorporate, indite,
     instrument, instrumentate, integrate, interblend, interlace,
     interlard, intermingle, intermix, intertwine, interweave, invent,
     join, jumble, justify, knead, knock off, knock out, lessen, let up,
     line, line up, lull, make, make a deal, make an adaptation,
     make an adjustment, make concessions, make conform, make one easy,
     make up, manufacture, marshal, mature, mediate, meet, meet halfway,
     melodize, merge, merge in, mingle, mingle-mangle, mitigate, mix,
     mix up, moderate, modulate, mold, mollify, musicalize, novelize,
     observe, orchestrate, organize, originate, overrun, pacify,
     pamphleteer, parcel out, patch things up, patch together, pi,
     pi a form, piece together, place, play politics, pocket,
     pour balm into, prefabricate, prepare, produce, put in tune,
     put to music, put together, put up, quell, quiet, quiet down,
     raise, rally, range, reach a compromise, rear, reconcile, rectify,
     regiment, rein, relax, repress, resolve, rest, restore harmony,
     restrain, reunite, rock, rock to sleep, rub off corners, run up,
     scenarize, score, scramble, set, set in print, set out,
     set to music, set up, settle, settle differences, settle with,
     shape, shuffle, simmer down, slacken, smooth, smooth down,
     smooth it over, smooth over, smoothen, smother, soften, solace,
     soothe, space, split the difference, stabilize, steady, still,
     stir up, straighten, straighten out, strike a balance,
     strike a bargain, structure, subdue, suit, suppress, surrender,
     syncretize, synthesize, take the mean, tally with, temper,
     think up, throw on paper, throw together, toss together,
     tranquilize, transcribe, transpose, tune down, unite in,
     weave peace between, whomp up, work, work out, write, yield

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