verb con·nect \kə-ˈnekt\

: 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

intransitive verb
:  to become joined <the two rooms connect by a hallway> <ideas that connect easily to form a theory>
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>
:  to make a successful hit, shot, or throw <connected for a home run> <connected on 60 percent of his shots — New York Times>
:  to have or establish a rapport <tried to connect with the younger generation>
:  to establish a communications connection <connect to the Internet>
transitive verb
:  to join or fasten together usually by something intervening
:  to place or establish in relationship
con·nect·able also con·nect·ible \-ˈnek-tə-bəl\ adjective
con·nec·tor also con·nect·er \-ˈnek-tər\ noun
connect the dots
:  to link together logically related elements in order to draw a conclusion <trying to connect the dots in the investigation>

Examples of CONNECT

  1. Can you connect the hose to the sprinkler?
  2. Connect the cable to the battery.
  3. A hallway connects the two rooms.
  4. It's the major highway connecting the two towns.
  5. A common theme connects the stories.
  6. The two bones connect at the elbow.
  7. The hose connects easily to the sprinkler.
  8. The bedroom connects to the kitchen.
  9. I never connected you with that group of people.
  10. 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


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