Meaning of CONNECT in English


kəˈnekt verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Etymology: Latin connectere, conectere, from com-, co- + nectere to bind — more at annex

transitive verb

1. : to join, fasten, or link together usually by means of something intervening

a bus line connects the two towns

connect a garden hose to the faucet

the ties that connected new Europe to old — Stringfellow Barr

2. : to place or establish in any of various intangible relationships (as association in thought or logic, the relationship of follower, official, or employee, or a relationship of things similar in purpose, motivation, configuration, or substance)

connect his success with hard work and study

connect himself with a radical school of painters

she could not connect her mother's meanness with the magnitude of what had happened — Louis Auchincloss

the emphasis on the subjective expression of the art of the mentally ill which connects it with certain tendencies of modern art — H.S.Langfeld

the marriage of the children connected the two families

intransitive verb


a. : join , unite

one room connects with the other by means of a hallway

also : adjoin

b. : to have a relationship

his character seems at first not to connect with his painting — A.M.Daintrey


a. of a means of transportation : to meet for the transference of passengers

the New York and Boston trains connect at Albany

b. of a passenger : to transfer especially from one train or bus to another that covers a different part of one's route — used with with

to connect with the Chicago train in St. Louis

3. : to hit solidly or successfully

connect for a double

connect with a knockout punch

especially : to hit a home run

Synonyms: see join

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