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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.
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Origin of connect

First recorded in1400–50; late Middle English, from Latin connectere, equivalent to con- “with, together” + nectere “to tie”; see con-, nexus

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How to use connect in a sentence

  • 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.

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  • After reconnecting the telephone and notifying the federal authorities he had returned to the living-room.

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  • Where lamps are used much and carry heavy currents, the leading in wires will probably need reconnecting about once a week.

British Dictionary definitions for connect

connect
/ (kəˈnɛkt) /

verb

Derived forms of connect

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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Medical definitions for connect

connect
[ kə-nĕkt ]

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

Other words from connect

con•nector n.
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