verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- connect time,
Origin of connect
Examples from the Web for reconnecting
The hope is that reconnecting the production and consumption of food will inspire patrons to eat more healthfully.
In her recent memoir, the Oscar-winning actress talks about reconnecting with her estranged father, actor Ryan O'Neal.
After reconnecting the telephone and notifying the federal authorities he had returned to the living-room.The Gray Mask|Wadsworth Camp
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A similar change took place in French, where connexer was superseded by connecter.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.