[ 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
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Without captions, you’re missing out on connecting with a huge audience.Top six reasons you should caption your social media video content|Molly Yurick|November 19, 2020|Search Engine Watch
I think urgency dictates to connect them locally so that you can connect to a local production.Leveraging collective intelligence and AI to benefit society|Jason Sparapani|November 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
It’s the perfect tool to bridge a virtual conference and connect with attendees around the globe.48 hours left to save on tickets to TC Sessions: Space 2020|Alexandra Ames|November 12, 2020|TechCrunch
All of these pieces are available as open source, but companies that want additional functionality and support and a way to connect all of these pieces will need to buy the enterprise product.Solo.io announces service mesh platform aimed at enterprise customers|Ron Miller|November 12, 2020|TechCrunch
Against the walls of this sub-way are fixed, readily connectable, gas mains and water mains and telegraph tubes.
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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