connected; connecting; connects
Essential Meaning of connect
1 : to join (two or more things) together Can you connect the hose to the sprinkler? Connect the cable to the battery. See More ExamplesA hallway connects the two rooms. It's the major highway connecting the two towns. A common theme connects the stories.
2 : to join with or become joined to something else The two bones connect at the elbow. The hose connects easily to the sprinkler. The bedroom connects to the kitchen.
3 : to think of (something or someone) as being related to or involved with another person, thing, event, or idea People usually connect [=associate] clowns with the circus. I never connected you with that group of people.
Full Definition of connect
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
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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