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connect

[kuh-nekt] /kəˈnɛkt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to join, link, or fasten together; unite or bind:
to connect the two cities by a bridge; Communication satellites connect the local stations into a network.
2.
to establish communication between; put in communication:
Operator, will you please connect me with Mr. Jones?
3.
to have as an accompanying or associated feature:
pleasures connected with music.
4.
to cause to be associated, as in a personal or business relationship:
to connect oneself with a group of like-minded persons; Our bank is connected with major foreign banks.
5.
to associate mentally or emotionally:
She connects all telegrams with bad news.
6.
to link to an electrical or communications system; hook up:
to connect a telephone.
verb (used without object)
7.
to become connected; join or unite:
These two parts connect at the sides.
8.
(of trains, buses, etc.) to run so as to make connections (often followed by with):
This bus connects with a northbound bus.
9.
Informal. to have or establish successful communication; make contact:
I connected with two new clients today.
10.
Informal. to relate to or be in harmony with another person, one's work, etc.:
We knew each other well but never connected.
11.
Slang. (of an addict or drug dealer) to make direct contact for the illegal sale or purchase of narcotics.
12.
Sports. to hit successfully or solidly:
The batter connected for a home run. The boxer connected with a right.
adjective
13.
of or pertaining to a connection or connections:
connect charges for a new cable television channel.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin connectere, equivalent to con- con- + nectere to tie; see nexus
Related forms
connectible, connectable, adjective
connectibility, connectability, noun
misconnect, verb
reconnect, verb (used with object)
subconnect, verb
Synonyms
1. See join.
Antonyms
1. divide. 4. dissociate.
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Examples from the web for connect
  • Gears is the missing link, for when you cannot connect to the cloud, and need to make changes to the data.
  • So she is trying to connect with factual material on the topic.
  • As wireless technology gets better and cheaper, more and more different kinds of objects will connect directly to the cloud.
  • The polyp calicles connect to one another, creating a colony that acts as a single organism.
  • Entrance and exit ramps connect the streets at every intersection.
  • Miniature rail tracks connect sheds that house lathes, marble cutters and other power equipment.
  • The device will walk you through the necessary steps to connect to your home wifi network.
  • Ultimately, of course, all nerves connect to the brain.
  • Smaller turbines would be required, and the need to connect to grid could be reduced or in ideal sites eliminated.
  • Surrounded by animals, people began to connect them with specific gods according to their habits.
British Dictionary definitions for connect

connect

/kəˈnɛkt/
verb
1.
to link or be linked together; join; fasten
2.
(transitive) to relate or associate: I connect him with my childhood
3.
(transitive) to establish telephone communications with or between
4.
(intransitive) to be meaningful or meaningfully related
5.
(intransitive) (of two public vehicles, such as trains or buses) to have the arrival of one timed to occur just before the departure of the other, for the convenient transfer of passengers
6.
(intransitive) (informal) to hit, punch, kick, etc, solidly
7.
(intransitive) (US & Canadian, informal) to be successful
8.
(intransitive) (slang) to find a source of drugs, esp illegal drugs
Derived Forms
connectible, connectable, adjective
connector, connecter, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin connectere to bind together, from nectere to bind, tie
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Word Origin and History for connect
v.

mid-15c., from Latin conectere "join together" (see connection). Displaced 16c. by connex (1540s), from Middle French connexer, from Latin *connexare, a supposed frequentative of conectere (past participle stem connex-). Connect was re-established 1670s.

A similar change took place in French, where connexer was superseded by connecter. Meaning "to establish a relationship" (with) is from 1881. Slang meaning "get in touch with" is attested by 1926, from telephone connections. Meaning "awaken meaningful emotions, establish rapport" is from 1942. Of a hit or blow, "to reach the target," from c.1920. Related: Connected; connecting; connectedness.

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connect in Medicine

connect con·nect (kə-někt')
v. con·nect·ed, con·nect·ing, con·nect·s

  1. To join or fasten together.

  2. To become joined or united.


con·nec'tor n.
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Slang definitions & phrases for connect

connect

verb
  1. To hit someone very hard: He connected with a rude one to the jaw (1930s+)
  2. To buy narcotics or other contraband (1960s+ Narcotics)
  3. To get along with; establish rapport with; click: She's never been able to connect with her tenant (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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connect in Technology
library, networking
Unix socket library routine to connect a socket that has been created on the local hosts to one at a specified socket address on the remote host.
Unix manual pages: connect(2), accept(2).
(1995-03-21)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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