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compile

com·pile

compile

 
 
pronunciation:
km paIl
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: compiled, compiles, compiling
definition 1: to form (a written work or list) by bringing together pieces of information, articles, documents, or the like.
They're compiling a recipe book, so they've asked each of us to submit one of our favorite recipes.The agency thinks he's a spy and has compiled a dossier on him.The publisher is compiling a glossary to accompany the textbook.
synonyms:
assemble
similar words:
accumulate, amass, anthologize, arrange, collocate, combine, unite
definition 2: to gather together; collect.
Our research team has been compiling data on population shifts for several years now.
synonyms:
collect, gather
similar words:
accumulate, aggregate, amass, assemble, group, marshal
definition 3: in computer technology, to convert into machine readable language; assemble.
similar words:
assemble, convert, process, transform
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