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English verb: compile

1. compile (possession) get or gather together

SamplesI 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.

Synonymsaccumulate, amass, collect, hoard, pile up, roll up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)hive away, lay in, put in, salt away, stack away, stash away, store

Narrower (hyponym)bale, catch, chunk, collect, come up, corral, fund, fund, lump, pull in, run up, scrape, scrape up, scratch

2. compile (creation) put together out of existing material

SamplesCompile a list.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)make

Narrower (hyponym)anthologise, anthologize, catalog, catalogue, cobble together, cobble up

3. compile (creation) use a computer program to translate source code written in a particular programming language into computer-readable machine code that can be executed

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)make

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