verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of connect
Synonyms for connect
Antonyms for connect
Examples from the Web for reconnect
Contemporary Examples of reconnect
Many of the aforementioned guys who did her dirty in high school have tried to reconnect of late.‘All About That Bass’ Singer Meghan Trainor On Haters and Her Polarizing (and Unlikely) No. 1 Hit
October 7, 2014
I needed to go to a place where I could reconnect with my own humanity, and that of strangers.
What better way to reconnect with his fan base than to play the heartthrob he was once best known as?Zac Efron’s Eyes Are Up Here, Ladies
April 15, 2014
People returning home from prison struggle to reconnect with their families, find work and adhere to burdensome parole conditions.Are Prisons Bleeding Us Dry?
Sheila A. Bedi
December 1, 2013
However, King made clear that he wasn't just going to South Carolina "to reconnect" but also to "start new friendships."Steve King Plays Coy On Presidential Ambitions
August 10, 2013
Historical Examples of reconnect
Reconnect the screen: I've had the burned-out fuse replaced.The Affair of the Brains
His next work was to reconnect the severed connectors and controls.Invaders from the Infinite
John Wood Campbell
All he had to do was unclip it and reconnect it to the drone-control input.The Scarlet Lake Mystery
Harold Leland Goodwin
Pull slack out of cord in lamp so that socket rests in socket cap, replace shell and reconnect cap.Electricity for the 4-H Scientist
Eric B. Wilson
Cap'n Mike said it would be easy for anyone to disconnect Smugglers' Light and then reconnect it.Smugglers' Reef
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A similar change took place in French, where connexer was superseded by connecter.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.