to join, link, or fasten together; unite or bind: to connect the two cities by a bridge; Communication satellites connect the local stations into a network.
to establish communication between; put in communication: Operator, will you please connect me with Mr. Jones?
to have as an accompanying or associated feature: pleasures connected with music.
to cause to be associated, as in a personal or business relationship: to connect oneself with a group of like-minded persons; Our bank is connected with major foreign banks.
to associate mentally or emotionally: She connects all telegrams with bad news.
to link to an electrical or communications system; hook up: to connect a telephone.
Informal. to have or establish successful communication; make contact: I connected with two new clients today.
Informal. to relate to or be in harmony with another person, one's work, etc.: We knew each other well but never connected.
Slang. (of a drug dealer or user) to make direct contact for the illegal sale or purchase of drugs, as narcotics.
Sports. to hit successfully or solidly: The batter connected for a home run. The boxer connected with a right.
of or relating to a connection or connections: connect charges for a new cable television channel.
- con·nect·i·ble, con·nect·a·ble, adjective
- con·nect·i·bil·i·ty, con·nect·a·bil·i·ty, noun
- mis·con·nect, verb
- re·con·nect, verb (used with object)
- sub·con·nect, verb
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How to use connect in a sentence
Fabletics has already been building out technology trying to connect online and offline user habits in its stores.Fabletics’ Adam Goldenberg and Kevin Hart on what’s next for the activewear empire | Lucas Matney | September 17, 2020 | TechCrunch
Node helps to verify each influencer’s audience, then connects brands with these influencers with pre-negotiated deal terms.Here are the 19 companies presenting at Alchemist Accelerator Demo Day XXV today | Greg Kumparak | September 17, 2020 | TechCrunch
The company asked me to look into connecting the system I built to Metrc.Canix aims to ease cannabis cultivators’ regulatory bookkeeping | Matt Burns | September 17, 2020 | TechCrunch
You can customize the look of your space by connecting the hexagon panels in whatever pattern suits your needs.
Perigree helps protect things like heating and cooling systems or elevators that may lack patches or true security, yet are connected to the network in a very real way.Perigee infrastructure security solution from former NSA employee moves into public beta | Ron Miller | September 17, 2020 | TechCrunch
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 | Charlise Ferguson | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.”
Synthesis will be sometimes hereafter resorted to to connect in our minds an event to its date.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
I asked a pupil then present—a girl nine years old—to connect them.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
The name is territorial; and the better opinion is inclined to connect it with Brix, between Cherbourg and Valognes.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
I can not connect myself with any man whose tastes and sympathies are not in accordance with my own.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
Some of his best and most prominent characteristics did not connect him with one more than with another section of the Church.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century | Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
British Dictionary definitions for connect
to link or be linked together; join; fasten
(tr) to relate or associate: I connect him with my childhood
(tr) to establish telephone communications with or between
(intr) to be meaningful or meaningfully related
(intr) (of two public vehicles, such as trains or buses) to have the arrival of one timed to occur just before the departure of the other, for the convenient transfer of passengers
(intr) informal to hit, punch, kick, etc, solidly
(intr) US and Canadian informal to be successful
(intr) slang to find a source of drugs, esp illegal drugs
- connectible or connectable, adjective
- connector or connecter, noun
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