Connect meaning

kə-nĕkt
To join or be joined.
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The definition of connect means to join together or to become joined.

An example of connect is to draw a line from dot to dot which links the dots.

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To join or fasten together.

A bridge that connects the island with the mainland.

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To associate or consider as related.

No reason to connect the two events.

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To join to or by means of a communications circuit.

Please connect me to the number in San Diego. Her computer is connected to the Internet.

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To plug in (an electrical cord or device) to an outlet.
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To become joined or united.

Two streams connecting to form a river.

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To be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as between airplanes or buses.
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To establish a rapport or relationship; relate.

The candidate failed to connect with the voters.

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To hit or play a ball or puck successfully.

The winger connected for two goals.

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To join or fasten (two things together, or one thing with or to another); link; couple.
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To show or think of as related; associate.

To connect germs with disease.

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To provide with a circuit for communicating by telephone.
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To plug into an electrical circuit.
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To meet so that passengers can transfer promptly.
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To be related in some way or in a proper or logical way.
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(1) To attach a peripheral device. To establish a communication with a device or service.
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(intransitive, of an object) To join (to another object): to attach, or to be intended to attach or capable of attaching, to another object.

I think this piece connects to that piece over there.

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(intransitive, of two objects) To join: to attach, or to be intended to attach or capable of attaching, to each other.

Both roads have the same name, but they don't connect: they're on opposite sides of the river, and there's no bridge there.

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(of an object) To join (two other objects), or to join (one object) to (another object): to be a link between two objects, thereby attaching them to each other.

The new railroad will connect the northern part of the state to the southern part.

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(of a person) To join (two other objects), or to join (one object) to (another object): to take one object and attach it to another.

I connected the printer to the computer, but I couldn't get it work.

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To join an electrical or telephone line to a circuit or network.

When the technician connects my house, I'll be able to access the internet.

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I didn't connect my lost jewelry with the news of an area cat burglar until the police contacted me.

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To make a travel connection; to switch from one means of transport to another as part of the same trip.

I'm flying to London where I connect with a flight heading to Hungary.

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connect the dots
  • To draw connecting lines between a seemingly random arrangement of numbered dots so as to produce a picture or design.
  • To draw logical inferences connecting items of information to reveal something previously hidden or unknown.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of connect

  • Middle English connecten from Latin cōnectere, connectere cō-, com- com- nectere to bind ned- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin cōnnectō (“fasten together”), from con (“together”) + nectō (“bind, tie”).

    From Wiktionary