|having influential or important relatives or friends|
connect con·nect (kə-někt')
v. con·nect·ed, con·nect·ing, con·nect·s
To join or fasten together.
To become joined or united.
well-connectedadj. Said of a computer installation, asserts that it has reliable email links with the network and/or that it relays a large fraction of available Usenet newsgroups. `Well-known' can be almost synonymous, but also implies that the site's name is familiar to many (due perhaps to an archive service or active Usenet users).