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English definition of “compose”

compose

verb (BECOME CALM)    /kəmˈpəʊz/ US  /-ˈpoʊz/
compose yourself to make yourself calm again after being angry or upset: She finally stopped crying and composed herself.Calming and relaxing compose your features/thoughts to try to make yourself look or feel calm after being angry or upset: I tried to compose my features into a smile. He took a minute or two to compose his thoughts before he replied.Controlling emotionsCalm and relaxedNot showing or feeling emotions
(Definition of compose verb (BECOME CALM) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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