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compile

verb [T] uk   /kəmˈpaɪl/ us  

compile verb [T] (GATHER TOGETHER)

C1 to collect information from different places and arrange it in a book, report, or list: We're compiling some facts and figures for a documentary on the subject.Collecting and amassingEditing and compilingCorrecting and mendingPublishing

compile verb [T] (CHANGE INSTRUCTIONS)

specialized computing to change a computer program into a machine languageComputer programming and software
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