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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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Pott's enthusiasm, to apply his whole time and attention to the proceedings, of which the last chapter affords a description compiled from his own memoranda.
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Custom software is designed to the specifications of a single user and can include a program compiled from separate modules, as long as the compiled program is for the single user for which it has been tailored.
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Ghost story expert Susan Smitten has compiled "Ghosts of the World: True Tales of Ghostly Hauntings", an anthology compiled from eyewitness interviews and folklore from places ranging from Ireland and Russia to South Africa and Australia.
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