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compile (something) from (something)

To assemble something from component parts. Don't worry, I'm compiling a study guide from the notes I took this semester.
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compile something from something

to make up something from something; to collect and consolidate something from something. She compiled a book of poetry from verses written by her friends. Lynn compiled a picture book from family photographs going back almost a century.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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16, "Determining If the Accountant Has 'Submitted' Financial Statements Even When Not Engaged to Compile or Review Financial Statements," provides guidance on submission.
Now that we added our targeted architectures, let's compile our game!
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In accordance with the Hate Crime Statistics Act and its subsequent amendments, the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program compiles data regarding crimes motivated by racial, religious, disability, sexual-orientation, and ethnicity/national origin biases.
The Federal Operating Permit Program (Title V) of the 1990 Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendment requires many foundries to compile comprehensive air emissions inventories.
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Nothing in this Statement is intended to preclude an accountant from preparing or assisting in the preparation of pro forma financial information and submitting such pro forma financial information to the client without the issuance of a compilation report, unless the accountant has been engaged to compile such pro forma financial information.
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''We could start drafting (employment) measures if it is certain that the bill will be submitted to the ordinary session.'' A decision on whether, and when, to compile a supplementary budget should be made soon, he said.
To achieve this end, the IACP actively sought to amend the legislation that established the identification work of the FBI to include authorization to collect, compile, and distribute "other crime records." The bill was passed by Congress and then approved by President Herbert Hoover on June 11, 1930.
But it took quite long to compile an Urdu dictionary devoted entirely for literary terms.