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composeverb [T]

 us   /kəmˈpoʊz/

compose verb [T] (CREATE)

to produce or create music, poems, or a piece of writing: The opera was composed in 1931 but wasn’t performed until 1940.

compose verb [T] (FORM)

to form or make up something: The metropolitan area is composed of New York City and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut.
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