connect

verb
con·nect | \kə-ˈnekt \
connected; connecting; connects

Definition of connect 

intransitive verb

1 : to become joined The two rooms connect by a hallway. ideas that connect easily to form a theory

2a : 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 He connected on 60 percent of his shots.

4 : to have or establish a rapport tried to connect with the younger generation

5 : to establish a communications connection connect to the Internet

transitive verb

1 : to join or fasten together usually by something intervening A highway connects the two towns.

2 : to place or establish in relationship Police were unable to connect her to the crime.

connect the dots

: to link together logically related elements in order to draw a conclusion trying to connect the dots in the investigation

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Other Words from connect

connectable or less commonly connectible \kə-ˈnek-tə-bəl \ adjective
connector or less commonly connecter \kə-ˈnek-tər \ noun

Choose the Right Synonym for connect

join, combine, unite, connect, link, associate, relate mean to bring or come together into some manner of union. join implies a bringing into contact or conjunction of any degree of closeness. joined forces in an effort to win combine implies some merging or mingling with corresponding loss of identity of each unit. combined jazz and rock to create a new music unite implies somewhat greater loss of separate identity. the colonies united to form a republic connect suggests a loose or external attachment with little or no loss of identity. a mutual defense treaty connected the two nations link may imply strong connection or inseparability of elements still retaining identity. a name forever linked with liberty associate stresses the mere fact of frequent occurrence or existence together in space or in logical relation. opera is popularly associated with high society relate suggests the existence of a real or presumed logical connection. related what he observed to what he already knew

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.
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Visit the page and connect with others to learn tricks and tips to up your savings game. Doreen Christensen, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Freebie Friday: Free Chipotle for Wold Cup fans, $10 Amazon credit at Whole Foods, penny McCafes at McDonald's," 13 July 2018 The Paseo Bikeway, a $700,000 project also funded by federal grants, could be the region’s longest contiguous bike lane, connecting downtown with south Kansas City like a 71 Highway for cyclists. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Will Kansas City ever be bike-friendly? The city is about to roll out a plan," 13 July 2018 The first illnesses connected with the outbreak were reported in March, and the cereal was recalled on June 14—at the time 73 people had gotten sick. Sarah Gray, Fortune, "Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal Linked to 100 Salmonella Infections, CDC Warns," 13 July 2018 When Fabolous and Jadakiss connected for their 2017 collaborative project, Friday on Elm Street, the lyrical tandem shook up the city of New York with their visceral raps. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, "Fabolous & Ty Dolla $ign Team Up For Summer Banger 'Ooh Yea': Listen," 13 July 2018 The game’s outcome was never in doubt, and the clincher came early, when Leinart connected with Dwayne Jarrett on a 54-yard score. Ben Ladner, SI.com, "The 10 Best National Championship Game Performances of the BCS Era," 13 July 2018 Still, roughly seven out of every 10 travelers connected through the airport, vs. just three out of 10 who started or ended their trip at Charlotte. Ely Portillo, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte’s airport manages ‘tricky balance’ between low-cost hub and fancy new gates," 12 July 2018 Well, what if family members were more connected all around the world? Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Box CEO Aaron Levie on Recode Decode," 11 July 2018 President Trump has dangerously misunderstood (or refused to understand) the security concern for the Nordstream gas pipelines directly connecting Germany to Russia via the Baltic Sea. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Trump says “Germany is a captive to Russia.”," 11 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'connect.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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First Known Use of connect

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for connect

Middle English, from Latin conectere, connectere, from com- + nectere to bind

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Phrases Related to connect

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More Definitions for connect

connect

verb

English Language Learners 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

connect

verb
con·nect | \kə-ˈnekt \
connected; connecting

Kids Definition of connect

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.

Other Words from connect

connector \-ˈnek-tər \ noun

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