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Definition of compile verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they compile
    he / she / it compiles
    past simple compiled
    -ing form compiling
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  1. 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.
  2. 2compile something (computing) to translate instructions from one computer language into another so that a particular computer can understand them
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