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componer vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (formar con elementos)form vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  make up, put together vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
 La empresa debe componer una comisión de seguridad e higiene integrada por obreros y empleados de confianza.
 * We've formed a committee to look into the possibility of changing the direction of the company.
componer vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (obra musical) (music)compose vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Nadie puede componer como Mozart, fue un músico genial.
 * Mozart composed more than 600 pieces of music in his short life.
componer vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). América Latina (reparar, arreglar) (informal)fix vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  repair vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Si el técnico no puede componer mi lavadora tendré que comprar una nueva.
 If the repairman can't fix my washing-machine, I'll have to get a new one.
componer vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). América Latina (adornar algo)decorate vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  adorn vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Todos los años el ayuntamiento compone las principales avenidas para las fiestas patrias.
 * The streets were decorated with bunting for the royal visit.
componerse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (partes: integrar, constituir)be composed of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be made up of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 El esqueleto humano adulto se compone de 206 huesos.
 An adult human skeleton is composed of 206 bones.
componerse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). México, coloquial (enfermo: aliviarse, curarse) (health)improve viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (from illness)recover viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  get better vi + adj
 El enfermo nunca se compondrá si no toma sus medicinas.
 The patient will never improve if he doesn't take his medicine.
componerse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). México (persona: acicalarse) (UK)get yourself ready, tidy yourself up vtr + refltransitive verb and reflexive pronoun: Transitive verb with reflexive pronoun--for example, "Enjoy yourself." "They behaved themselves."
  (US)get ready, get dressed up vi + adj
 Armando siempre se baña y se compone antes de salir a la calle.
 Armando always has a bath and gets himself ready (or: tidies himself up) before leaving the house.
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Compound Forms:
componer el semblante loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (serenarse, calmarse)compose oneself viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Anda, compón el semblante y entra ahí a dar el discurso.
componer el semblante loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (mostrar seriedad)compose oneself viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  put on a serious face, put on a serious expression viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Manuel compuso el semblante y respiró para recuperar la paciencia.
componer la ropa vtr + nf anticuado (remendar prendas)adjust your clothes, fix your clothes vtr + n
componer un poema vtr + nm (escribir obra en verso)write a poem v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
componer una canción vtr + nf (escribir pieza musical)compose a song, write a song vtr + n
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