connect, link, tie, link up(verb)
connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
"Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms"
associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connect(verb)
make a logical or causal connection
"I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"; "I cannot relate these events at all"
connect, link, link up, join, unite(verb)
be or become joined or united or linked
"The two streets connect to become a highway"; "Our paths joined"; "The travelers linked up again at the airport"
join by means of communication equipment
"The telephone company finally put in lines to connect the towns in this area"
land on or hit solidly
"The brick connected on her head, knocking her out"
join for the purpose of communication
"Operator, could you connect me to the Raffles in Singapore?"
be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation
"The local train does not connect with the Amtrak train"; "The planes don't connect and you will have to wait for four hours"
establish a rapport or relationship
"The President of this university really connects with the faculty"
get in touch, touch base, connect(verb)
establish communication with someone
"did you finally connect with your long-lost cousin?"
plug in, plug into, connect(verb)
plug into an outlet
"Please plug in the toaster!"; "Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight"
hit or play a ball successfully
"The batter connected for a home run"
To establish a communication link; -- used with with; as, his telephone didn't answer, so I connected with him by email.
To electronically or mechanically link (a device) to another device, or to link a device to a common communication line; -- used with with; as, the installer connected our telephones on Monday; I connected my VCR to the TV set by myself; the plumber connected a shut-off valve to my gas line.
Origin: [L. connectere, -nexum; con- + nectere to bind. See Annex.]
To join (to another object): to attach, or to be intended to attach or capable of attaching, to another object.
I think this piece connects to that piece over there.
To join: to attach, or to be intended to attach or capable of attaching, to each other.
Both roads have the same name, but they don't connect: they're on opposite sides of the river, and there's no bridge there.
To join (two other objects), or to join (one object) to (another object): to be a link between two objects, thereby attaching them to each other.
The new railroad will connect the northern part of the state to the southern part.
To join (two other objects), or to join (one object) to (another object): to take one object and attach it to another.
I connected the printer to the computer, but I couldn't get it work.
To join an electrical or telephone line to a circuit or network.
When the technician connects my house, I'll be able to access the internet.
I didn't connect my lost jewelry to the news of an area cat burglar until the police contacted me.
To make a travel connection; to switch from one means of transport to another as part of the same trip.
I'm flying to London where I connect with a flight heading to Hungary.
Origin: From connecto, from con + necto.
to join, or fasten together, as by something intervening; to associate; to combine; to unite or link together; to establish a bond or relation between
to associate (a person or thing, or one's self) with another person, thing, business, or affair
to join, unite, or cohere; to have a close relation; as, one line of railroad connects with another; one argument connect with another
Origin: [L. connectere, -nexum; con- + nectere to bind. See Annex.]
Connect is a former British trade union representing approximately 20,000 workers in the communications industry. Connect's President is Denise McGuire The final general secretary was Adrian Askew. Connect has endorsed a merger with the Prospect union, the union for managers and engineers.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon-ekt′, v.t. to tie or fasten together: to establish a relation between: to associate.—p.adj. Connect′ed, joined: united.—adv. Connect′edly, in a connected manner.—ns. Connect′er, -or, one who or that which connects.—adj. Connect′ible, capable of being connected.—ns. Connec′tion, Connex′ion, act of connecting: that which connects: a body or society held together by a bond: coherence: intercourse: context: relation: intimacy: a relative.—adjs. Connect′ive, Connex′ive (obs.), binding together.—n. a word that connects sentences and words.—adv. Connect′ively.—Connective tissue, one of the four sets of the commonest classification of animal tissues, including a great variety—e.g. bone, cartilage, ligaments, and enswathing membranes. [L. con, together, and nectĕre, to tie.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'connect' in Verbs Frequency: #439
The numerical value of connect in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of connect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of connect in a Sentence
I am on a quest to connect the D.O.T.S. of Truth
The No. 1 thing it does is connect people to jobs.
Love is the thread with which we connect to the world.
If we're able to connect with them, that goes a long way.
Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.
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- свързвам, асоциирам, съединявам, правя връзкаBulgarian
- spojit, připojitCzech
- anschließen, verbindenGerman
- yhdistää, kytkeäFinnish
- connecter, accoupler, relierFrench
- kapcsol, összekapcsol, kapcsolódniHungarian
- միավորել, կապել, միանալ, միացնելArmenian
- connettere, connettersi, collegare, cablareItalian
- 繋ぐ, 繋げるJapanese
- поврзува, приклучува, сврзува, спојуваMacedonian
- verbinden, aansluitenDutch
- lega, îmbina, conectaRomanian
- подсоединять, связать, соединять, связывать, подсоединить, соединитьRussian
- під'єднувати, з'єднуватиUkrainian
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