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  1. con·nect
    IPA[kəˈnekt]
  2. verb

    • 1. bring together or into contact so that a real or notional link is established:

      the electrodes were connected to a recording device a modem connects computers over a telephone line
    • 2. join together so as to provide access and communication:

      all the buildings are connected by underground passages the highway connects with major routes from all parts of the country
    • 3. link to a power or water supply:

      your house is connected to the main cable TV network
    • 4. put (someone) into contact by telephone:

      I was quickly connected to the police
    • 5. (of a train, bus, aircraft, etc.) be timed to arrive at its destination before another train, aircraft, etc., departs so that passengers can transfer from one to the other:

      the bus connects with trains from Union Station
    • 6. associate or relate in some respect:

      employees are rewarded with bonuses connected to their firm's performance a variety of physical complaints connected with stress
      Synonym : associate, link, couple, identify, equate, bracket, compare, think of something together with, think of something in connection with, relate to, mention in the same breath as, set side by side with, draw a parallel with
    • 7. think of as being linked or related:

      I didn't connect the two incidents at the time
    • 8. (of a thing) provide or have a link or relationship with (someone or something):

      there was no evidence to connect Jeff with the theft
    • 9. form a relationship or feel an affinity:

      I taught in a reading program and I connected with kids individually
    • 10. (of a blow) hit the intended target:

      the blow connected and he felt a burst of pain
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: connect, 3rd person present: connects, gerund or present participle: connecting, past tense: connected, past participle: connected

    • verb

      bring together or into contact so that a real or notional link is established:

      join together so as to provide access and communication:

    • adjective

      joining or linking things together, especially so as to provide access and communication:

      (of a train, aircraft, etc.) timed to depart just after another train, etc. has arrived so that passengers can transfer:

    • adjective

      brought together or into contact so that a real or notional link is established:

      associated or related in some respect:

    • adjective

      joining or linking things together, especially so as to provide access and communication:

      (of a train, aircraft, etc.) timed to depart just after another train, etc. has arrived so that passengers can transfer:

    • adjective

      brought together or into contact so that a real or notional link is established:

      associated or related in some respect:

    • adjective

      relating to or denoting a child's puzzle consisting of sequentially numbered dots which form a picture when connected with straight lines in the designated order:

      (especially of a plot) unsurprising or formulaic:

    • adjective

      relating to or denoting a child's puzzle consisting of sequentially numbered dots which form a picture when connected with straight lines in the designated order:

      (especially of a plot) unsurprising or formulaic:

    • adjective

      acquainted with or related to people with prestige or influence:
    • noun

      a rod connecting two moving parts in a mechanism, especially that between the piston and the crankpin (or equivalent parts) in an engine or pump.
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