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To compose:

write or create (a work of art, especially music or poetry)
phrase (a letter or piece of writing) with great care and thought
form (a whole) by ordering or arranging the parts, especially in an artistic way
(of elements) constitute or make up (a whole, or a specified part of it)
calm or settle (oneself or one's features or thoughts)
prepare (a text) for printing by manually, mechanically, or electronically setting up the letters and other characters in the order to be printed