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compile (verb) gather; collect; accumulate (information, details, etc.).
To compile is to collect information from various sources about a subject and present it in the form of a book. We compile a list of schools and colleges in an area, if we gather all the information relating to schools and colleges in an area, make a list of them, and put it in a book form. One who writes a dictionary compiles words, that is, he gathers all the words to be in the dictionary and makes a list of them.
- The noted film critic is right now busy compiling a list of the movies which feature historical and mythological episodes.
- The department of health is compiling a list of senior citizens and physically challenged people who are eligible for the new health insurance scheme.