verb con·nect \kə-ˈnekt\

: to join (two or more things) together

: to join with or become joined to something else

: to think of (something or someone) as being related to or involved with another person, thing, event, or idea

Full Definition of CONNECT

intransitive verb
:  to become joined <the two rooms connect by a hallway> <ideas that connect easily to form a theory>
a :  to meet for the transference of passengers <connecting flights>
b :  to transfer (as from one airplane to another) as a step in traveling to a final destination <passengers connecting with international flights>
:  to make a successful hit, shot, or throw <connected for a home run> <connected on 60 percent of his shots — New York Times>
:  to have or establish a rapport <tried to connect with the younger generation>
:  to establish a communications connection <connect to the Internet>
transitive verb
:  to join or fasten together usually by something intervening
:  to place or establish in relationship
con·nect·able also con·nect·ible \-ˈnek-tə-bəl\ adjective
con·nec·tor also con·nect·er \-ˈnek-tər\ noun
connect the dots
:  to link together logically related elements in order to draw a conclusion <trying to connect the dots in the investigation>

Origin of CONNECT

Middle English, from Latin conectere, connectere, from com- + nectere to bind
First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of CONNECT

join, combine, unite, connect, link, associate, relate mean to bring or come together into some manner of union. join implies a bringing into contact or conjunction of any degree of closeness <joined forces in an effort to win>. combine implies some merging or mingling with corresponding loss of identity of each unit <combined jazz and rock to create a new music>. unite implies somewhat greater loss of separate identity <the colonies united to form a republic>. connect suggests a loose or external attachment with little or no loss of identity <a mutual defense treaty connected the two nations>. link may imply strong connection or inseparability of elements still retaining identity <a name forever linked with liberty>. associate stresses the mere fact of frequent occurrence or existence together in space or in logical relation <opera is popularly associated with high society>. relate suggests the existence of a real or presumed logical connection <related what he observed to what he already knew>.
CONNECT Defined for Kids


verb con·nect \kə-ˈnekt\

Definition of CONNECT for Kids

:  to join or link together <connect two wires> <A hallway connects the two rooms.>
:  to have something to do with <She's not in any way connected to the crime.>
:  to bring together in thought <I connect the smell of barbequed food with summer.>
con·nec·tor \-ˈnek-tər\ noun


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