piece together

phrasal verb

pieced together; piecing together; pieces together
: to make (something) by bringing together various parts or pieces
She pieced the quilt together from scraps of old cloth.
: to bring together (various parts or pieces) to form one complete thing
The police had to piece together reports from several witnesses to get an accurate account of what happened.

Examples of piece together in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gilbert is still piecing together what happened next. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 29 May 2024 The experts who work at the lab must piece together identities by looking at historical records about where the remains were found and which soldiers were in the area. Josh Funk, Fortune, 27 May 2024 Deep knowledge of the individual parts is generally not as important as understanding how to fit all the pieces together to create a system that works well as a whole. IEEE Spectrum, 22 May 2024 An organization can compartmentalize a secret by slicing it into smaller components, preventing any one person from piecing together the whole. Sharon Lerner, ProPublica, 20 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for piece together 

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“Piece together.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piece%20together. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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