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Meaning of connect by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Latin cōnnectō ( “fasten together” ), from con ( “together” ) + nectō ( “bind, tie” ) .


    • Rhymes: -ɛkt


    connect ( third-person singular simple present connects present participle connecting, simple past and past participle connected )

    1. ( intransitive, of an object ) 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 .
    2. ( intransitive, of two objects ) 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 .
    3. ( transitive, of an object ) 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 .
    4. ( transitive, of a person ) 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 .
    5. 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 .
    6. To associate .
      I didn't connect my lost jewelry to the news of an area cat burglar until the police contacted me .
    7. 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 .


Explanation of connect by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. make a logical or causal connection

    2. I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind
    3. join for the purpose of communication

    4. Operator, could you connect me to the Raffles in Singapore?
    5. join by means of communication equipment

    6. The telephone company finally put in lines to connect the towns in this area
    7. land on or hit solidly

    8. The brick connected on her head, knocking her out
    9. connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

    10. Can you connect the two loudspeakers?
    11. hit or play a ball successfully

    12. The batter connected for a home run
    13. plug into an outlet

    14. Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight
    15. establish communication with someone

    16. did you finally connect with your long-lost cousin?
    17. establish a rapport or relationship

    18. The President of this university really connects with the faculty
    19. be or become joined or united or linked

    20. The two streets connect to become a highway
    21. be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation

    22. The local train does not connect with the Amtrak train
      The planes don't connect and you will have to wait for four hours