Verb > Compile

Verb > Compile

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1 a : to create (a CD, book, list, etc.) by gathering things (such as songs or pieces of writing or information)

He compiled a book of poems.

She compiled a list of names.

b : to put together (various songs, pieces of writing, facts, etc.) in a publication or collection

They took the best submissions and compiled them in a single issue of the magazine.

We compiled our findings in the report.

2 : computers : to change (computer programming instructions) into a form the computer can understand and use

a compiled program