Meaning of CONNECT in English

CONNECT

/ kəˈnekt; NAmE / verb

JOIN

1.

connect A to / with B | connect A and B to join together two or more things; to be joined together :

[ vn ]

The towns are connected by train and bus services.

The canal was built to connect Sheffield with the Humber estuary.

a connecting door (= one that connects two rooms)

[ v ]

The rooms on this floor connect.

ELECTRICITY / GAS / WATER

2.

[ vn ] connect sth (to sth) to join sth to the main supply of electricity, gas, water, etc. or to another piece of equipment :

First connect the printer to the computer.

We're waiting for the telephone to be connected.

OPP disconnect

INTERNET

3.

connect (sb) (to sth) to join a computer to the Internet or a computer network :

[ v ]

Click 'Continue' to connect to the Internet.

[also vn ]

OPP disconnect

LINK

4.

[ vn ] [ usually passive ] connect sb/sth (with sb/sth) to have a link with sb/sth :

They are connected by marriage.

The two subjects are closely connected .

jobs connected with the environment

—see also unconnected , well connected

5.

[ vn ] connect sb/sth (with sb/sth) to notice or make a link between people, things, events, etc.

SYN associate :

There was nothing to connect him with the crime.

I was surprised to hear them mentioned together: I had never connected them before.

OF TRAIN / BUS / PLANE

6.

[ v ] connect (with sth) to arrive just before another one leaves so that passengers can change from one to the other :

His flight to Amsterdam connects with an afternoon flight to New York.

There's a connecting flight at noon.

TELEPHONE LINES

7.

[ vn ] to join telephone lines so that people can speak to each other

SYN put through :

Hold on please, I'm trying to connect you.

OPP disconnect

FORM RELATIONSHIP

8.

[ v ] connect (with sb) ( especially NAmE ) to form a good relationship with sb so that you like and understand each other :

They met a couple of times but they didn't really connect.

HIT

9.

[ v ] ( especially NAmE ) connect (with sb/sth) ( informal ) to hit sb/sth :

The blow connected and she felt a surge of pain.

PHRASAL VERBS

- connect sth up (to sth) | connect up (to sth)

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English (in the sense be united physically ; rare before the 18th cent.): from Latin connectere , from con- together + nectere bind.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.