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COMPILE, verb transitive

1. To collect parts or passages of books or writings into a book or pamphlet; to select and put together parts of an author, or to collect parts of different authors; or to collect and arrange separate papers, laws, or customs, in a book, code or system.

2. To write; to compose.

In poetry, thy compile the praises o virtuous men and actions.

3. To contain; to comprise.

4. To make up; to compose.

5. To put together; to build.