(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. form (see composition); settle, adjust; create, formulate; calm, quiet, relax. See inexcitability, music, writing.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To be the parts or the ingredients]
Syn. constitute, comprise, make up, form, be an adjunct, go into the making of, enter into, merge into, go into, be a component of, be an ingredient of, be an element of, be a portion of, belong to, consist of, be made of, be compounded of; see also comprise , include 1 .
2. [To give form]
Syn. make, fashion, put together; see form 1 .
3. [To create]
Syn. write, indite, pen, author, draft, devise, produce, arrange, score, orchestrate, fabricate, formulate, prepare, design, conceive, imagine, make up, originate, poeticize, turn out, draw up, put together, concoct, dash off; see also create 2 , invent 1 , 2 , produce 2 , write 1 .
Ant. blot out, cancel*, erase.
4. [To prepare for printing]
Syn. set up, set type, cast, make up; see form 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. constitute make up, comprise, form, be part of.
2. create write, invent, author, formulate, devise, fashion, make, produce.
3. calm tranquilize, collect, simmer down, cool down, *chill, *get it together, contain, allay.
ANT.: 3. *lose it, break down
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To be the constituent parts of: constitute, form, make (up). See BE. 2. To create by combining parts or elements: build, configure, form, pattern, shape, structure. See MAKE. 3. To form by artistic effort: create, indite, produce, write. See MAKE. 4. To bring one's emotions under control: collect1, contain, control, cool, simmer down. Idiom: cool it. See RESTRAINT.

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