comprise vs compose

comprise compose

Definitions

  • 1) patents To include, contain or embrace, but not implying an exhaustive list.
  • 2) informal, considered incorrect To compose, to constitute. See usage note below.
  • 3) Synonyms To embrace, embody, inclose, encircle.
  • 4) To comprehend; contain; include; embrace: as, the German empire comprises a number of separate states.
  • 5) To press together; gather into a small compass; compress.
  • 6) To be composed of or contain: synonym: include.
  • 7) Usage Problem To compose; make up; constitute.
  • 8) To comprehend; to include.

Definitions

  • 1) transitive, nonstandard To comprise.
  • 2) reflexive To calm oneself down.
  • 3) To arrange the elements of a photograph or other picture.
  • 4) To settle (an argument, dispute etc.); to come to a settlement.
  • 5) transitive or intransitive To construct by mental labor; to think up; particularly, to produce or create a literary or musical work.
  • 6) transitive To make up the whole; to constitute.
  • 7) put together out of existing material
  • 8) form the substance of
  • 9) write music
  • 10) calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet
  • 11) In relation to musical authorship: as, to compose a sonata.
  • 12) To dispose; put into a proper mood or temper for any purpose.
  • 13) To bring into a composed state; calm; quiet; appease.
  • 14) To place or arrange in proper form; put into a settled state; arrange.
  • 15) In relation to literary authorship: as, to compose a sermon or a sonnet.
  • 16) To practise composition, in any of the active senses of that word.
  • 17) In printing: To put into type; set the types for: as, to compose a page or a pamphlet.
  • 18) In painting, to combine or fall into a group or arrangement with artistic effect; admit of pleasing or artistic combination in a picture: as, the mountains composed well.
  • 19) To arrange in the composing-stick: set: as, to compose a thousand ems.
  • 20) To make or form by uniting two or more things; put together the parts of; form by framing, fashioning, or arranging.
  • 21) To come to an agreement; adjust differences; agree.
  • 22) To form by being combined or united; be the substance, constituents, or elements of; constitute; make up: as, levies of raw soldiers compose his army; the wall is composed of bricks and mortar; water is composed of hydrogen and oxygen.
  • 23) In relation to artistic skill: as, to compose (arrange the leading features of) a picture, statue, group, etc.
  • 24) To settle; adjust; reconcile; bring into a proper state or condition: as, to compose differences.
  • 25) To make or create by putting together parts or elements.
  • 26) To make (oneself) calm or tranquil.
  • 27) To settle or adjust; reconcile.
  • 28) Printing To arrange or set (type or matter to be printed).
  • 29) To arrange aesthetically or artistically.
  • 30) To make up the constituent parts of; constitute or form.
  • 31) To create a literary or musical piece.
  • 32) Printing To set type.
  • 33) To create or produce (a literary or musical piece).
  • 34) obsolete To come to terms.
  • 35) 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.
  • 36) To dispose in proper form; to reduce to order; to put in proper state or condition; to adjust; to regulate.
  • 37) (Print.) To arrange (types) in a composing stick in order for printing; to set (type).
  • 38) To form by putting together two or more things or parts; to put together; to make up; to fashion.
  • 39) To form the substance of, or part of the substance of; to constitute.
  • 40) To free from agitation or disturbance; to tranquilize; to soothe; to calm; to quiet.

Examples

  • 1) And the passive construction comprised of is well established too.
  • 2) Most appointment committees comprise the chairman and chief executive.
  • 3) They now comprised not only agriculture but also grassroots industrial units.
  • 4) That whole period comprised the discharging operations.
  • 5) This army clearly comprises many diverse peoples held together for a common end.
  • 6) Its overseas businesses now comprise two thirds of its shopfloor space.
  • 7) It is enough to say that the whole comprises its parts.
  • 8) Lay people comprise a competent team of premarital counselors.
  • 9) It also requires knowledge about who comprise the potential buyers and sellers and at what prices they are interested in doing business.
  • 10) With their extended families, these elites comprised about one to two percent of the population.
  • 11) Each season comprises about 20 recipes and is full of useful tips.
  • 12) Women now comprise a third of his Cabinet.
  • 13) This now comprises about half of the Lotus business.
  • 14) The governing council will comprise about 12 people including a chairman or chairwoman.
  • 15) The format now comprises only 0.7 per cent of all online advertising expenditure.
  • 16) Usually both tasks are accomplished by a committee comprised of employees who are familiar with company jobs, with guidance from an outside consultant.
  • 17) Britain is highly industrialized, with over 80% of exports comprising manufactured goods.
  • 18) Yes, the whole comprises the parts, but the parts can also comprise the whole.
  • 19) They comprised about a sixth of the old city and almost the entire Armenian Quarter.
  • 20) The heads of each of the football organisations eight countries would together comprise the organising committee, of Fifa.
  • 21) A simple apology on behalf of the competing factions that comprise me is about the best I can manage.
  • 22) ‘The new board will comprise twelve members, including four worker directors.’
  • 23) ‘The trust was to comprise five people including his chartered accountant.’
  • 24) ‘The remainder of the unit comprises warehouse accommodation and includes a roller shutter door.’
  • 25) ‘The cover comprises a lid and a raised rim which is recessed from the outer edge of the lid.’
  • 26) ‘The contingent will comprise a revolving cast, including six of the veterans profiled in the film.’
  • 27) ‘It spans five city blocks, comprising twenty-seven buildings and thousands of rooms.’
  • 28) ‘The changes included using study sets comprising synonyms, rhymes, or unrelated words.’
  • 29) ‘The audience, comprising students, teachers and a couple of parents, were an enthusiastic lot.’
  • 30) ‘A task force comprising doctors and nurses was trained and a simple disease management system was adopted.’
  • 31) ‘Each professional was accompanied by three amateur players, comprising members of Cherry Lodge or their guests.’
  • 32) ‘In fact, a border committee comprising representatives of these three parties is said to have been formed.’
  • 33) ‘Accommodation typically comprises entrance hall, living/dining room, kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms and rear garden.’
  • 34) ‘His compositions comprise mainly chamber music, including string quartets and accompanied keyboard sonatas.’
  • 35) ‘Of course, these days, the all-Ireland rugby team comprises mostly players from the south.’
  • 36) ‘The 25-member team mostly comprises students in their early twenties.’
  • 37) ‘The invention comprises a plurality of cameras positioned at a certain event, such as a sporting event.’
  • 38) ‘There is also a separate guest suite comprising two bedrooms and a bathroom, as well as a garage.’
  • 39) ‘The consortium comprises well-heeled individuals who enjoy tax advantages in return for their funding of the hotel projects.’
  • 40) ‘The white suite comprises a corner bath, pedestal wash basin and toilet.’
  • 41) ‘They can even claim the finished item to be so different it comprises a whole new record.’
  • 42) ‘This was because the missed cases were not typical of the cohort as a whole but comprised a subset with a lower life expectancy.’
  • 43) ‘A dog is not the same animal as a cat just because both species are comprised of different breeds.’
  • 44) ‘The cost of the hard copies of the full set of documents comprising the recent federal Budget is $110.’
  • 45) ‘A fuller treatment of the documents which comprise the Treaty can be found here.’
  • 46) ‘The public tends to regard banks as comprising a single group.’
  • 47) ‘That pattern swells to a buzzing mass of sound so dense that it seems to comprise a single melodic entity.’
  • 48) ‘Threats to the body of the individual, in other words, comprise challenges to the body of the family.’
  • 49) ‘The avocado salad was comprised of iceberg lettuce, tomato, onion and a whole sliced avocado.’
  • 50) ‘Direct purchases by state and local governments now comprise nearly 10 percent of GDP.’
  • 51) ‘Investors are out in force and Chambers estimates they comprise approximately 65 per cent of buyers.’
  • 52) ‘The fins comprise only a minor portion of a shark's total body weight.’
  • 53) ‘Ultraviolet and visible light comprise only a small portion of the wide ranging electromagnetic radiation spectrum.’
  • 54) ‘Aspiring competitive athletes comprise only a portion of Cunningham's business.’
  • 55) ‘Homes receiving ad-supported cable programming now comprise more than 80 percent of all U.S. television households.’
  • 56) ‘For example, women are estimated to comprise almost one-third of the current homeless population.’
  • 57) ‘Tourism is Florida's number one industry, comprising one-fifth of the state's budgeted revenue.’
  • 58) ‘Species not native to northern North America comprise about a third of the flora.’
  • 59) ‘The author follows this pattern for the twenty chapters that comprise the second portion.’
  • 60) ‘On race wheels, the core may incorporate spokes, and comprise a large portion of the wheel.’

Examples

  • 1) AN album of music composed for cats is due for release next month.
  • 2) Her new album, for which she has composed the music, will be released in the spring.
  • 3) They were also composed enough not to panic.
  • 4) He also composed music for the theatre and film.
  • 5) Then offer to compose a letter to the council for him to sign.
  • 6) The clunky village line is the only wrong note in a film composed of beautifully placed ones.
  • 7) He was also composing music that was no less original.
  • 8) For that she is also composing the background music.
  • 9) He is now also composing his own music.
  • 10) Do you need to meet the cast of the film before composing music?
  • 11) They were also the more composed when surging forward and in the first half were slick on the counterattack in the second.
  • 12) During this period he also composed three operas and three ballets as well as a quantity of works for the concert hall.
  • 13) Within a year, he could compose a letter.
  • 14) Though parts of the film are difficult to watch, it is beautifully composed and filmed.
  • 15) They looked beautifully smart, composed and very nervous.
  • 16) She's also composed music for my poetry and we do a lot of shows together.
  • 17) She has written a tender, honest and beautifully composed prologue to the book.
  • 18) He was told that he would have to compose accompanying orchestral music while the film was being made and without seeing the script.
  • 19) After all, no one had yet composed any music for it.
  • 20) I imagine his resignation letter is being composed as we tweet!
  • 21) It would have taken one person less than half a day's work to compose a letter and mail it out.
  • 22) It's a beautifully composed work.
  • 23) She helped me to compose a letter and I got an interview.
  • 24) I began to compose letters to Tony.
  • 25) But he was classically trained and composed a number of orchestral works, including an acclaimed concerto which took him into the classical music charts.
  • 26) Richter later spent some time in America, where, among other things, he collaborated with Jean Cocteau on the late surrealist romp 8x8: A Chess Sonata (portions of which are also online — check out this sequence featuring Paul Bowles awakening to compose from a slowly draining swimming pool.) posted by Matthew @ 10: 00 AM
  • 27) But now the reality they do compose is not in some world over against the author but in the author's own articulated processes of sensation.
  • 28) When the paroxysms had passed I would again compose a few bars until the pain overwhelmed me again.
  • 29) I like to work in bursts, when stuff “comes” to me because I’m lazy and making my brain focus and compose is annoying if I’m not in the mood.
  • 30) All this information is also available in compose mode as well, so you know exactly who you’re sending it to.
  • 31) To comprise is to take in, embrace; to compose is to make up.
  • 32) There is, between our body and other bodies, an arrangement like that of the pieces of glass that compose a kaleidoscopic picture.
  • 33) With these men, to compose is to hesitate; and to revise is to be mortified by fresh doubts and unsupplied omissions.
  • 34) Third, tell MEF to actually go and compose, that is satisfy all imports.
  • 35) ‘He also composed music, wrote poetry, had at least two books published and was a very accomplished artist.’
  • 36) ‘Brahms had all but given up before tonight's works were composed, having written his will in 1891 and gone into a self-imposed retirement.’
  • 37) ‘Next is a video journal of Crowe's preparations for the role, set to music largely composed by him.’
  • 38) ‘She's one of those students preparing for National Science Week with some specially composed songs.’
  • 39) ‘The specially composed three-minute piece of music will be performed at Manchester Cathedral on Friday June 11.’
  • 40) ‘He also composes music to suit the lead characters of a particular film.’
  • 41) ‘So both pieces are composed for a weird ensemble, with unconventional weightings of timbre and register.’
  • 42) ‘In the 1770s he began composing symphonies, concertos, operas and theater music.’
  • 43) ‘Ballads have been penned, poems have been composed and ditties have been compiled.’
  • 44) ‘After his initial input the children went on to compose their own poems.’
  • 45) ‘And that is what led them to compose songs on the World Cup theme.’
  • 46) ‘Why do you compose grand opera, now here in the 21st century?’
  • 47) ‘When he composes his first opera, it is sure to attract attention.’
  • 48) ‘I composed what I knew would quickly become Noel's theme.’
  • 49) ‘I also started doing more composing using a piano instead of a computer to write.’
  • 50) ‘I almost always compose using material originally produced through improvisation.’
  • 51) ‘I am madly in love with composing for orchestra and hope to die writing an orchestral piece!’
  • 52) ‘Sung's music embraces the past but could only have been composed in the 21st century!’
  • 53) ‘Although he never had any musical training, Noel started composing for the piano shortly after leaving high school.’
  • 54) ‘Poets composed hundreds of verses on the love story and many types of Chinese opera tell the story.’
  • 55) ‘Your elderly letter writers who have a hard time composing a good letter are just out of luck unless they have an angel, eh?’
  • 56) ‘There is a splendid tale of the latter, his pen dripping in irony and vitriol, composing a letter to the United board congratulating them on their ground improvements in the aftermath of his own promises to build a new stadium.’
  • 57) ‘She has already raised £6,500 for the home by composing an appeal letter seeking donations for the hospice at Oxenhope.’
  • 58) ‘Mark is still composing the letter to our last dentist.’
  • 59) ‘Which is ironic because I've just spent the last hour composing a letter.’
  • 60) ‘When Zhao realizes the actual letter is nothing but transparent excuses he composes a loving letter from the father of her dreams.’
  • 61) ‘After the meeting they composed a letter to roundly voice their opposition to the prospect of the club, which they all represented with such distinction, folding at the end of this season if a suitable buyer cannot be found.’
  • 62) ‘I've composed long letters to long lost friends.’
  • 63) ‘I awoke this morning with a need to compose the letter I've attached below.’
  • 64) ‘None of them looked as if they were itching to hurry home and compose a letter of outrage to the Evening Press.’
  • 65) ‘Here are a few hints on composing these vital letters.’
  • 66) ‘I'm composing a letter to her, but it might take me a little while to write.’
  • 67) ‘She managed to keep pace with the small talk, but inside, she was already composing a letter to Bruno.’
  • 68) ‘The next one is about night rain, a poem in which the husband is composing a letter to his wife.’
  • 69) ‘Reaching home, he composes his first letter to Jacobson in over twenty years.’
  • 70) ‘I composed a terse letter in my head to Lonely Planet.’
  • 71) ‘The letter was composed on common cream-laid paper.’
  • 72) ‘As he composed his letter, four of his friends were listening to the radio while gluing together model airplanes.’
  • 73) ‘For some, communication may be easier because they can compose what they are going to say.’
  • 74) ‘He sat, chewing on the end of a pen, composing what looked to be a letter.’
  • 75) ‘Phillips first composes his arrangements using design software, then executes them in oils on rectangular canvases and circular panels.’
  • 76) ‘She uses decoration deliberately, as a contextual strategy and artistic choice to compose her pictorial space.’
  • 77) ‘The Chinese artists rather compose the final design from several blocks.’
  • 78) ‘You have to arrange the items and compose the shot to make the subject the hero.’
  • 79) ‘Of these, a corresponding plan and façade together compose an experiment to reshape the streets and buildings to either side of the portico.’
  • 80) ‘The jump from carefully composed illustration to crudely arranged website was quite jarring.’
  • 81) ‘Panoramic and establishing shots are nicely composed but not drawn out unnecessarily.’
  • 82) ‘So the researchers believe that one artist painted Madonna and one canonized pair, while three other artists composed the remaining faces.’
  • 83) ‘The picture of flowers from three seasons, arranged in a terracotta vase, is admirably composed, with a trailing coherence of tendrils and twisting stalks.’
  • 84) ‘Taken together, these memory vignettes composed a portrait of an artist as a young entrepreneur.’
  • 85) ‘They tend to organise and compose a subject then use the camera to record it.’
  • 86) ‘Adobe Photoshop was used to compose bitmap figures and Corel Draw was used to compose line drawings.’
  • 87) ‘Follow these basic rules for composing your design’
  • 88) ‘He returned to classical principles of composing his designs with few figures and a pale, even-toned palette that focuses attention on the plastically conceived figures.’
  • 89) ‘The painting is composed from places the artist knew well, but it is mainly a product of his imagination rather than being a painting of a particular scene.’
  • 90) ‘Some photographs look as though they've been deliberately composed, with the figures and their expressions carefully arranged to convey a particular message.’
  • 91) ‘In the Composition video, importance is placed on how to compose a balanced still life, as well as how to find compositional elements in a landscape.’
  • 92) ‘To begin a painting, he lays out his notes, and composes an elaborate pencil drawing on fine sanded canvas, on which he incorporates his poems and related Scriptural texts.’
  • 93) ‘In essence, what I found was that guerrilla warfare is composed of three elements.’
  • 94) ‘Mineral crystal is glass, which is composed of several elements that aid in resisting scratches (it is seven times harder than acrylic crystal).’
  • 95) ‘The driver's figure is composed of relatively few elements and, perched on a buckboard, seems diminutive in comparison to the neighboring group.’
  • 96) ‘Only 14% of the Arabidopsis genome is composed of transposable elements.’
  • 97) ‘A large fraction of the eukaryotic DNA is composed of transposable elements that can cause mutations when they transpose to novel sites.’
  • 98) ‘Such an army needs to be composed of three elements: garrison troops, mobile contingents, and a central rapid deployment force.’
  • 99) ‘Art, in its many forms, is composed of several elements.’
  • 100) ‘Nallatech reconfigurable computers are composed of three main elements.’
  • 101) ‘A substantial fraction of vertebrate and invertebrate genomes is composed of mobile elements and their derivatives.’
  • 102) ‘The tumor cells were mainly composed of elongated spindle cells arranged in fascicles.’
  • 103) ‘Cytologically, the tumor cells were composed mainly of polygonal cells with epithelioid features.’
  • 104) ‘They were composed almost entirely of slender spindle cells haphazardly proliferating around bundles of dermal collagen.’
  • 105) ‘Saturn's rings are composed primarily of water ice particles, and range in size from micrometers to meters.’
  • 106) ‘Second, the sample is composed mainly of Caucasian individuals.’
  • 107) ‘In the case of gramicidin, this chain is composed entirely of water molecules and called a water wire.’
  • 108) ‘Carbonate skins are composed primarily of carbonate, usually calcium carbonate, but the carbonate is sometimes combined with magnesium.’
  • 109) ‘The stroma of the tumor was composed of thin fibrous tissue.’
  • 110) ‘Each ring is composed of seven identical subunits, which enclose a central cavity.’
  • 111) ‘They have a rough surface, and are essentially composed of concentric layers.’
  • 112) ‘Let us assume that the leaf is composed of thin, serial layers.’
  • 113) ‘He had recovered from his scare but the walking hadn't helped his struggle to compose himself.’
  • 114) ‘I wipe the tears from my eyes and struggle to compose myself.’
  • 115) ‘Even as he watched, she wiped a tear from her cheek, and visibly struggled to compose herself.’
  • 116) ‘As often as possible, please compose yourselves in the equanimity of thought-free wakefulness.’
  • 117) ‘I took a few well needed seconds to compose myself, and I was thankfully returned to a calm and collected state, on the outside at least.’
  • 118) ‘The Prince took a deep breath as he tried to compose himself before speaking in a tone all too calm.’
  • 119) ‘It is just you that is down and you have to find ways to pull yourself together, to compose yourself.’
  • 120) ‘He took several moments to compose himself, visibly struggling for control.’
  • 121) ‘Nearing the door, she stopped to compose herself, breathing deeply, and collecting her thoughts.’
  • 122) ‘She paused while the raging feelings ran through her body, making her shake even though she tried to compose herself.’
  • 123) ‘I sat in silence, trying to compose myself mentally and emotionally for what was sure to be an unnerving event.’
  • 124) ‘‘Even without the meditation session, I had to take a few deep breaths to compose myself in the face of such a huge gathering’, he said.’
  • 125) ‘But he did manage to compose himself long enough to welcome everyone who had come to the opening and to thank his staff without whom his business would not be the success it is.’
  • 126) ‘When I finally managed to compose myself long enough to tell Liz what had made me cry, she began crying, which of course got me started all over again.’
  • 127) ‘She did become upset at one stage and we stopped the interview to allow her to compose herself.’
  • 128) ‘The judge gave the witness a break to compose himself before he continued and described how he jumped first and landed in the garden, skin coming off his blistering hand.’
  • 129) ‘All three men retell their stories of disillusionment slowly and methodically, taking breaks to compose themselves.’
  • 130) ‘As I step forward to check in with the next guard, my grandmother retreats to the bathroom to compose herself.’
  • 131) ‘I lay my head on the pillow, relax, and compose myself for sleep.’
  • 132) ‘Why not wait until all of the crew members have had a chance to get home and rested and compose themselves a bit?’
  • 133) ‘He built an electronic printing system that would allow business customers to compose documents on an online template.’
  • 134) ‘Once pages were composed, therefore, there was very little time for proof-correction before they had to be printed off and the types reused.’
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