verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of connect
Examples from the Web for connect
Snowden contacted Poitras in mid-January 2013 after failing to connect with Greenwald due to his lack of encryption.
The archaeologists I did connect with were not interested in drive-by interviews.
They all connect us to the people and objects and stories of our past.
Sachs adds, “All the senses that connect us with nature are important.”
Instead, she urges, study how people succeed or fail to connect and help each other.
Perhaps, too, we may connect with this another idea which occurs more than once in Paul's Epistles.
The royalists chased the barons down the steep lanes which connect the upper with the lower town.The History of England|T.F. Tout
Now and again, with the bodily motions that we have learned to connect with the French, his shoulders were shrugged expressively.Ben Blair|Will Lillibridge
Pass the needle underneath and connect one and two with two stitches.The Library of Work and Play: Needlecraft|Effie Archer Archer
We have wandered very far, and must endeavour to return and connect ourselves therewith again!
British Dictionary definitions for connect
Word Origin for connect
Word Origin and History for connect
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A similar change took place in French, where connexer was superseded by connecter.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.