compose · verb /kəmˈpoʊz/Full view
compose (BE MADE OF)
B2 T often passive to be the parts that something consists of
Dictionary example:

The committee was composed of elected leaders and citizens.

Learner example:

It is composed of more than 50 members and they have various taste[s] [in] film: old and modern, comedy, action and so on. (First Certificate in English; B2; Japanese)

compose (MUSIC)
B2 I or T to write a piece of music
Dictionary example:

Who composed the music for the film?

Learner example:

I've been composing music on a computer for over five years and I have a lot of knowledge when it comes to hardware. (First Certificate in English; B2; Dutch)

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