[ kuh-nekt ]
/ kəˈnɛkt /
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verb (used with object)
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.
verb (used without object)
to become connected; join or unite: These two parts connect at the sides.
(of trains, buses, etc.) to run so as to make connections (often followed by with): This bus connects with a northbound bus.
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.
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Origin of connect
OTHER WORDS FROM connect
con·nect·i·ble, con·nect·a·ble, adjectivecon·nect·i·bil·i·ty, con·nect·a·bil·i·ty, nounmis·con·nect, verbre·con·nect, verb (used with object)
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How to use connect in a sentence
DiBenedetto said the company will be connecting through APIs in some cases and can also work directly with restaurant IT departments.Restaurant search engine FoodBoss adds support for direct delivery from restaurants|Anthony Ha|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
Kicker Jason Myers missed an extra point for Seattle but connected on a 27-yard field goal as time expired in the half.Kyler Murray runs out of miracles as Seahawks hang on to take over first place in NFC West|Mark Maske|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
She started organizing these games last fall to connect with her students and create an opportunity for them to have fun outside of work and school.Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories|by Melissa Sanchez|November 19, 2020|ProPublica
They are gathering, with this foundation, all fab labs around the world to connect local production.Leveraging collective intelligence and AI to benefit society|Jason Sparapani|November 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
I mean, the point of Facebook is to connect with your friends and you’ve probably experienced this yourself.EmTech Stage: Facebook’s CTO on misinformation|Tate Ryan-Mosley|November 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
British Dictionary definitions for connect
/ (kəˈnɛkt) /
to link or be linked together; join; fasten
(tr) to relate or associateI 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
Derived forms of connectconnectible 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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