compile

[kuhm-pahyl]
verb (used with object), compiled, compiling.
1.
to put together (documents, selections, or other materials) in one book or work.
2.
to make (a book, writing, or the like) of materials from various sources: to compile an anthology of plays; to compile a graph showing changes in profit.
3.
to gather together: to compile data.
4.
Computers. to translate (a computer program) from a high-level language into another language, usually machine language, using a compiler.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English < Latin compīlāre to rob, pillage, steal from another writer, equivalent to com- com- + -pīlāre, perhaps akin to pīla column, pier, pile1, pīlāre to fix firmly, plant (hence, pile up, accumulate)

precompile, verb (used with object), precompiled, precompiling.
recompile, verb (used with object), recompiled, recompiling.
uncompiled, adjective
well-compiled, adjective
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compile (kəmˈpaɪl)
 
vb
1.  to make or compose from other materials or sources: to compile a list of names
2.  to collect or gather for a book, hobby, etc
3.  computing to create (a set of machine instructions) from a high-level programming language, using a compiler
 
[C14: from Latin compīlāre to pile together, plunder, from com- together + pīlāre to thrust down, pack]

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compile
early 14c., from O.Fr. compiler, from L. compilare "to snatch together, plunder, heap," from com- "together" + pilare "to compress, ram down."
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Example sentences
He has indicated he may simply compile a list of candidates for the council and
  let other leaders decide.
Compile data and prepare written reports in compliance with departmental and
  governmental requirements.
Many conservation groups compile information about biodiversity in one form or
  another.
Ask students to compile a list of motives for building a dam.
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