verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of connect
Synonyms for connect
Antonyms for connect
Related Words for connectattach, associate, relate, join, bridge, affix, span, correlate, wed, couple, conjoin, unite, tag, yoke, equate, fasten, cohere, marry, ally, consociate
Examples from the Web for connect
Contemporary Examples of connect
Brands like Lo & Sons and Delsey are already tapping Travel Noire to connect with black travelers.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement
January 4, 2015
Snowden contacted Poitras in mid-January 2013 after failing to connect with Greenwald due to his lack of encryption.Laura Poitras on Snowden's Unrevealed Secrets
December 1, 2014
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.”Magical Gardens for the Blind, Deaf, and Disabled
October 22, 2014
Historical Examples of connect
All pursuits that serve to connect the soul with the world whence it came are rejected.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
I 'phoned the Star photographer to meet me here, but he's failed to connect.The Bacillus of Beauty
Can you connect a heavy wind with the date of the lost plan?Her Father's Daughter
But she could not connect any root-sincerity with his feeling.A Spirit in Prison
I wonder whether it will occur to you to connect the two last sentences.Cleo The Magnificent
Word Origin 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A similar change took place in French, where connexer was superseded by connecter.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.