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 for compile
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Compile \Com*pile"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compiled; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Compiling.] [F. compiler, fr.L. compilare to
     plunder, pillage; com- + pilare to plunder. See Pill, v.
     t., Pillage.]
     1. To put together; to construct; to build. [Obs.]
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              Before that Merlin died, he did intend
              A brazen wall in compass to compile.  --Spenser.
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     2. To contain or comprise. [Obs.]
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              Which these six books compile.        --Spenser.
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     3. To put together in a new form out of materials already
        existing; esp., to put together or compose out of
        materials from other books or documents.
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              He [Goldsmith] compiled for the use of schools a
              History of Rome.                      --Macaulay.
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     4. To write; to compose. [Obs.] --Sir W. Temple.
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     5. (Computers) to process (computer program source code) with
        a compiler[2] to produce an assembly-language program or
        an executable program in machine language.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  compile
      v 1: get or gather together; "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"
           [syn: roll up, collect, accumulate, pile up,
           amass, compile, hoard]
      2: put together out of existing material; "compile a list" [syn:
         compose, compile]
      3: use a computer program to translate source code written in a
         particular programming language into computer-readable
         machine code that can be executed

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  55 Moby Thesaurus words for "compile":
     accumulate, agglomerate, aggregate, aggroup, amass, assemble,
     batch, bring together, bulk, bunch, bunch together, bunch up,
     clump, cluster, collate, collect, colligate, collocate, combine,
     compare, compose, conglomerate, corral, cumulate, dig up,
     draw together, dredge up, drive together, gather, gather in,
     gather together, get in, get together, group, join, juxtapose,
     lump together, make up, mass, match, mobilize, muster, order,
     organize, pair, partner, put together, raise, rake up, rally,
     round up, scrape together, systematize, take up, whip in
  
  

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