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That list was obviously compiled by an imposter. Times, Sunday Times (2016)An impossible list to compile. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Yes, really - it has compiled a list of purchasing trends by nationality. The Sun (2016)One might ask why it took a decade to compile the report. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The information used in compiling the index is derived from a small panel of banks. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His book is an exuberant celebration of the efforts to compile information through the ages. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He now wanted to compile information on householders and the websites they visited. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Lancashire police reported that it could not produce figures because it would take too long to compile a list. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The changes are outlined in a report compiled after consultation between the four exam boards and hundreds of university lecturers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The unit is compiling intelligence to produce the capital's first database of gang members. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Local media recently quoted the unsettling research of a Chinese company that compiles data on social networking. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You'll soon be able to compile a list of your own personal culprits. Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)He would delight in compiling lists of freshly found pro-European facts to fire off at his opponents. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some years ago, a friend told me she was thinking of compiling a book of regrets. Times, Sunday Times (2014)With that in our minds, we compiled the list of who we think is the best dressed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I am marrying this year and face the prospect of compiling a gift list. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Then she compiled her report. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I think it is about time we set about compiling a book of records that better reflect these strange and troubled times. Times, Sunday Times (2012)With typical German efficiency their chess federation at the time had compiled a list of qualities required for an activity to be defined as a sport. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That's one way of compiling a list of the country's most evil people. The Sun (2012)She headed the list compiled by celebrity earnings experts, despite collecting just 150 a week before finding fame. The Sun (2011)Being insulted by your interviewee I am thinking of compiling a small book of insults from my years of interviewing the famous. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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British English: compile VERB
When you compile something such as a report, book, or programme, you produce it by collecting and putting together many pieces of information.
Councils were required to compile a register of all adults living in their areas.
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