connect

[ kuh-nekt ]
/ kəˈnɛkt /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

adjective

of or relating to a connection or connections: connect charges for a new cable television channel.

Origin of connect

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin connectere, equivalent to con- con- + nectere to tie; see nexus
SYNONYMS FOR connect
1 See join.
ANTONYMS FOR connect
Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for connectability

connect

/ (kəˈnɛkt) /

verb

Derived Formsconnectible or connectable, adjectiveconnector or connecter, noun

Word Origin for connect

C17: from Latin connectere to bind together, from nectere to bind, tie
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Word Origin and History for connectability

connect


v.

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A similar change took place in French, where connexer was superseded by connecter.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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for connectability

connect

[ kə-nĕkt ]

v.

To join or fasten together.
To become joined or united.
Related formscon•nector n.
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