compose
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compose(
kuhm
-
poz
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to create)
a. componer
Bassist Charles Mingus composed a piece dedicated to Lester Young.El bajista Charles Mingus compuso un tema dedicado a Lester Young.
b. escribir (poem)
Lope de Vega composed approximately 3,000 sonnets.Lope de Vega escribió aproximadamente 3,000 sonetos.
c. redactar (letter)
I've composed a letter, and I'm going to send it to my senator.He redactado una carta, y se la voy a enviar al senador que me representa.
2. (to make up)
a. constituir
The parts compose the whole.Las partes constituyen el todo.
3. (to settle oneself)
a. calmarse
Please sir, compose yourself; or we will have to ask you to leave.Por favor, señor, cálmese; o tendremos que pedirle que se vaya.
b. serenarse
She composed herself enough to deliver the eulogy.Se serenó lo suficiente como para poder dar el elogio.
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compose
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (music, poetry)
a. componer
2. (constitute)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be composed ofestar compuesto(a) de
3. (calm)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to compose oneselfserenarse
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compose [kəmˈpəʊz]
transitive verb
1 [+music] componer; [+poetry, letter] escribir
to be composed of constar de; componerse de
2
to compose o.s. calmarse; serenarse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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