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connect

verb

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1 to put or bring together so as to form a new and longer whole
  • connect all the sets of lights and attach them to the branches of the Christmas tree

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2 to come together to form a single unit
  • the two interstate highways connect, so a driver can go from one corner of the state to the other without much trouble

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3 to think of (something) in combination
  • opera is popularly connected with high society

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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

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The first known use of connect was in the 15th century

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“Connect.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/connect. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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