acclimatize assimilate behave brace check collect compose (cannot) contain control discipline limit organize orient pace steady cheer up pick up psych up pull together sort out work up
The 'compose' groupThese verbs are concerned with controlling, or failing to control, your feelings or behaviour. This includes:
keeping calm under difficult circumstances e.g. collect, compose
preparing yourself for a difficult situation e.g. brace
failing to keep calm and becoming agitated e.g. (cannot) contain, work up
adapting to new conditions e.g. acclimatize, assimilate
organizing yourself e.g. organize, pace
India was much hotter than Tibet, and they had difficulty in acclimatizing themselves.
He will suppress his own fears, brace himself, and step forward to defend the weak.
By now, she was crying. She tried to compose herself, but could be seen visibly shaking.
At the moment I have to pace myself until I am 100 per cent fit.
If something is weighing heavily on your mind, don't just lie there working yourself up, get up and do something about it.