[ kuh-nekt ]
/ kəˈnɛkt /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)


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


1 See join.


Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for reconnecting

  • The hope is that reconnecting the production and consumption of food will inspire patrons to eat more healthfully.

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  • In her recent memoir, the Oscar-winning actress talks about reconnecting with her estranged father, actor Ryan O'Neal.

    Tatum O'Neal Opens Up|Marlow Stern|June 15, 2011|DAILY BEAST
  • After reconnecting the telephone and notifying the federal authorities he had returned to the living-room.

    The Gray Mask|Wadsworth Camp

British Dictionary definitions for reconnecting


/ (kəˈnɛkt) /


Derived Forms

connectible 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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Medicine definitions for reconnecting


[ kə-nĕkt ]


To join or fasten together.
To become joined or united.

Related forms

con•nector n.
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