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Definition 1: put together out of existing material - [verb of creation]

Samples where compile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • compile a list

Synonyms for compile in the sense of this definition

(compile is a kind of ...) make by shaping or bringing together constituents

"make a dress" "make a cake" "make a wall of stones"

(... is a kind of compile ) put together hastily

(... is a kind of compile ) compile an anthology

(... is a kind of compile ) make a catalogue, compile a catalogue

"She spends her weekends cataloguing"

Definition 2: use a computer program to translate source code written in a particular programming language into computer-readable machine code that can be executed - [verb of creation]

(compile is a kind of ...) make by shaping or bringing together constituents

"make a dress" "make a cake" "make a wall of stones"

Definition 3: get or gather together - [verb of possession]

Samples where compile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
  • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
  • She rolled up a small fortune

Synonyms for compile in the sense of this definition

(compile is a kind of ...) keep or lay aside for future use

"store grain for the winter" "The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat"

(... is a kind of compile ) place or store up in a fund for accumulation

(... is a kind of compile ) accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability

"fund a medical care plan"

(... is a kind of compile ) take in and retain

"We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater"

(... is a kind of compile ) make into a bale

"bale hay"

(... is a kind of compile ) put together indiscriminately

"lump together all the applicants"

(... is a kind of compile ) gather (money or other resources) together over time

"She had scraped together enough money for college" "they scratched a meager living"

(... is a kind of compile ) get or bring together

"accumulate evidence"

(... is a kind of compile ) collect or gather

"corralling votes for an election"

(... is a kind of compile ) pile up (debts or scores)

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