They all connect us to the people and objects and stories of our past.
He remains stiff, awkward, gaffe-prone, and unable to connect with the 99 percent.
Scott has struggled to connect with voters in the Sunshine State despite pumping his own dollars into the effort.
Not just to promote LGBT equality—which he does—but to connect with average voters concerned about education and the economy.
Red carpet newcomers are able to connect with teen consumers, whose purchasing power generally increases every year.
It was impossible to connect any of these characteristics with the woman beside him.
It won't be good enough if they connect you with the case, unless they connect me too.
She has learned to connect certain movements of the body with anger, others with joy, and others still with sorrow.
Absorbed in the two unrelated interests, he gradually came to connect them.
Don't you remember, Mr. Lagg told us that there was a housekeeper's residence built to connect with the main structures?
mid-15c., from Latin conectere "join together" (see connection). Displaced 16c. by connex (1540s), from Middle French connexer, from Latin *connexare, a supposed frequentative of conectere (past participle stem connex-). Connect was re-established 1670s.
A similar change took place in French, where connexer was superseded by connecter. Meaning "to establish a relationship" (with) is from 1881. Slang meaning "get in touch with" is attested by 1926, from telephone connections. Meaning "awaken meaningful emotions, establish rapport" is from 1942. Of a hit or blow, "to reach the target," from c.1920. Related: Connected; connecting; connectedness.
connect con·nect (kə-někt')
v. con·nect·ed, con·nect·ing, con·nect·s
To join or fasten together.
To become joined or united.