Simple Definition of connect
: to join (two or more things) together
: to join with or become joined to something else
: to think of (something or someone) as being related to or involved with another person, thing, event, or idea
Full Definition of connect
1 : to become joined <the two rooms connect by a hallway> <ideas that connect easily to form a theory>
2 a : to meet for the transference of passengers <connecting flights> b : to transfer (as from one airplane to another) as a step in traveling to a final destination <passengers connecting with international flights>
3 : to make a successful hit, shot, or throw <connected for a home run> <connected on 60 percent of his shots — New York Times>
4 : to have or establish a rapport <tried to connect with the younger generation>
5 : to establish a communications connection <connect to the Internet>
1 : to join or fasten together usually by something intervening
2 : to place or establish in relationship
: to link together logically related elements in order to draw a conclusion <trying to connect the dots in the investigation>
Examples of connect in a sentence
Can you connect the hose to the sprinkler?
Connect the cable to the battery.
A hallway connects the two rooms.
It's the major highway connecting the two towns.
A common theme connects the stories.
The two bones connect at the elbow.
The hose connects easily to the sprinkler.
The bedroom connects to the kitchen.
I never connected you with that group of people.
There's no evidence connecting the company directly to the scandal.
Origin of connect
Middle English, from Latin conectere, connectere, from com- + nectere to bind
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of connect
Rhymes with connect
abject, advect, affect, aspect, bisect, cathect, collect, confect, convect, correct, cowl-necked, defect, deflect, deject, detect, direct, Dordrecht, effect, eject, elect, erect, ewe-necked, expect, goosenecked, infect, inflect, inject, insect, inspect, neglect, object, pandect, porrect, prefect, prelect, project, prospect, protect, refect, reflect, reject, resect, respect, ring-necked, roll-necked, select, stiff-necked, subject, suspect, traject, transect, trisect, Utrecht, V-necked
CONNECT Defined for Kids
Definition of connect for Students
1 : to join or link together <connect two wires> <A hallway connects the two rooms.>
2 : to have something to do with <She's not in any way connected to the crime.>
3 : to bring together in thought <I connect the smell of barbequed food with summer.>
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