compile

When you compile something, like a recipe-book or a mix-tape, you put it together using things that already exist (recipes, songs).

Poetry anthologies, greatest-hits albums, and world-record books are all compilations, because they're made up of things that were originally published or released somewhere else. If you want to skip out on soccer practice one day, you might compile of list of excuses.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: compile

1
v
get or gather together
2
v
use a computer program to translate source code written in a particular programming language into computer-readable machine code that can be executed
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: compile
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v get or gather together

Synonyms:
accumulate, amass, collect, hoard, pile up, roll up
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run up
pile up (debts or scores)
corral
collect or gather
collect, pull in
get or bring together
come up, scrape, scrape up, scratch
gather (money or other resources) together over time
chunk, lump
put together indiscriminately
bale
make into a bale
catch
take in and retain
fund
accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability
fund
place or store up in a fund for accumulation
archive, file away
put into an archive
nickel-and-dime
accumulate gradually
beat up, drum up, rally
gather
Type of:
hive away, lay in, put in, salt away, stack away, stash away, store
keep or lay aside for future use

v put together out of existing material

compile a list”
Synonyms:
compose
Types:
cobble together, cobble up
put together hastily
anthologise, anthologize
compile an anthology
catalog, catalogue
make a catalogue, compile a catalogue
Type of:
make
make by shaping or bringing together constituents
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v use a computer program to translate source code written in a particular programming language into computer-readable machine code that can be executed

Type of:
make
make by shaping or bringing together constituents
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