- 1compile something to produce a book, list, report, etc. by bringing together different items, articles, songs, etc. We are trying to compile a list of suitable people for the job. The album was compiled from live recordings from last year's tour.
- 2compile something (computing) to translate instructions from one computer language into another so that a particular computer can understand them
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NAmE//kəmˈpaɪl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they compile
he / she / it compiles
past simple compiled
-ing form compiling