connect
Pronunciation
  • (America, RP) IPA: /kəˈnɛkt/
Verb

connect (connects, present participle connecting; past and past participle connected)

  1. (intransitive, of an object) To join (to another object): to attach, or to be intended to attach or capable of attaching, to another object.
    Synonyms: affix, join, put together, unite, Thesaurus:join
    I think this piece connects to that piece over there.
  2. (intransitive, of two objects) To join: to attach, or to be intended to attach or capable of attaching, to each other.
    Both roads have the same name, but they don't connect: they're on opposite sides of the river, and there's no bridge there.
  3. (transitive, of an object) To join (two other objects), or to join (one object) to (another object): to be a link between two objects, thereby attaching them to each other.
    The new railroad will connect the northern part of the state to the southern part.
  4. (transitive, of a person) To join (two other objects), or to join (one object) to (another object): to take one object and attach it to another.
    I connected the printer to the computer, but I couldn't get it work.
  5. To join an electrical or telephone line to a circuit or network.
    When the technician connects my house, I'll be able to access the internet.
  6. To associate; to establish a relation between.
    I didn't connect my lost jewelry with the news of an area cat burglar until the police contacted me.
  7. To make a travel connection; to switch from one means of transport to another as part of the same trip.
    I'm flying to London where I connect with a flight heading to Hungary.
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