connect

Connect means to join together. When a puzzle piece fits into another, they connect. You might fly to Chicago and then connect to a flight to LA. When you meet someone and feel comfortable with them right away, you connect.

The uses of connect continue. A receptionist connects you to the person you want to speak to on the phone. When you are assembling something, you are often told to connect tab A to slot B. When you punch someone, your fist connects with their face. You might not connect a movie with a historical event until your teacher points it out.

Definitions of connect
  1. verb
    connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
    “Can you connect the two loudspeakers?”
    synonyms: link, link up, tie
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    disconnect
    make disconnected, disjoin or unfasten
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    conjoin, join
    make contact or come together
    ground
    connect to a ground
    bring together, join
    cause to become joined or linked
    attach
    cause to be attached
    daisy-chain
    connect devices on a part of a chip or circuit board in a computer
    tie
    unite musical notes by a tie
    interconnect, interlink
    cause to be interconnected or interwoven
    tee
    connect with a tee
    put through
    connect by telephone
    hitch
    connect to a vehicle: "hitch the trailer to the car"
    hang together, interdepend
    be connected
    bridge, bridge over
    connect or reduce the distance between
    ancylose, ankylose
    produce ankylosis by surgery
    fix, fixate
    make fixed, stable or stationary
    feather
    join tongue and groove, in carpentry
    tether
    tie with a tether
    fasten
    attach to
    attach
    become attached
    cross-link
    join by creating covalent bonds (of adjacent chains of a polymer or protein)
    miter
    fit together in a miter joint
    ply
    join together as by twisting, weaving, or molding
    close, close up
    unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
    anastomose, inosculate
    cause to join or open into each other by anastomosis
    anastomose, inosculate
    come together or open into each other
    earth
    connect to the earth
    couple, match, mate, pair, twin
    bring two objects, ideas, or people together
    match
    give or join in marriage
    mortice, mortise
    join by a tenon and mortise
    cog
    join pieces of wood with cogs
    fair
    join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly
    scarf
    unite by a scarf joint
    rebate
    join with a rebate
    rabbet
    join with a rabbet joint
    seam
    put together with a seam
    bridge
    make a bridge across
    hinge
    attach with a hinge
    bell
    attach a bell to
    band, ring
    attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
    couple, couple on, couple up
    link together
    affix
    attach or become attached to a stem word
    bind
    make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope
    catch, hitch
    to hook or entangle
    append, hang on, tack, tack on, tag on
    fix to; attach
    add on, affix, append, supplement
    add to the very end
    tape
    fasten or attach with tape
    glue, paste
    join or attach with or as if with glue
    pin down, pin up
    attach with or as if with a pin
    peg, peg down
    fasten or secure with a wooden pin
    fasten, fix, secure
    cause to be firmly attached
    mount
    attach to a support
    affix, stick on
    attach to
    nail
    attach something somewhere by means of nails
    hook up
    connect or link
    clip
    attach with a clip
    enter, infix, insert, introduce
    put or introduce into something
    yoke
    put a yoke on or join with a yoke
    harness, tackle
    put a harness
    link, yoke
    link with or as with a yoke
    yoke
    become joined or linked together
    saddle
    put a saddle on
    engraft, graft, ingraft
    cause to grow together parts from different plants
    splice
    join together so as to form new genetic combinations
    splice
    join the ends of
    label, mark, tag
    attach a tag or label to
    patch, piece
    to join or unite the pieces of
    solder
    join or fuse with solder
    weld
    join together by heating
    limber, limber up
    attach the limber
    close
    bring together all the elements or parts of
    ligate
    join letters in a ligature when writing
    assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together
    create by putting components or members together
    quilt
    stitch or sew together
    entwine, knit
    tie or link together
    sovietise, sovietize
    bring under Soviet control, of a country
  2. verb
    be or become joined or united or linked
    “The two streets connect to become a highway”
    synonyms: join, link, link up, unite
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    syndicate
    join together into a syndicate
    articulate
    unite by forming a joint or joints
    complect, interconnect, interlink
    be interwoven or interconnected
    intercommunicate
    be interconnected, afford passage
  3. verb
    land on or hit solidly
    “The brick connected on her head, knocking her out”
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    collide with, hit, impinge on, run into, strike
    hit against; come into sudden contact with
  4. verb
    plug into an outlet
    Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight”
    synonyms: plug in, plug into
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    disconnect, unplug
    pull the plug of (electrical appliances) and render inoperable
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    enter, infix, insert, introduce
    put or introduce into something
  5. verb
    join by means of communication equipment
    “The telephone company finally put in lines to connect the towns in this area”
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    bring together, join
    cause to become joined or linked
  6. verb
    join for the purpose of communication
    “Operator, could you connect me to the Raffles in Singapore?”
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    type of:
    bring together, join
    cause to become joined or linked
  7. verb
    establish communication with someone
    “did you finally connect with your long-lost cousin?”
    synonyms: get in touch, touch base
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    interact
    act together or towards others or with others
  8. verb
    establish a rapport or relationship
    “The President of this university really connects with the faculty”
    Synonyms:
    get in touch, touch base
    establish communication with someone
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    relate
    have or establish a relationship to
  9. verb
    make a logical or causal connection
    “I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind”
    synonyms: associate, colligate, link, link up, relate, tie in
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    decouple, dissociate
    regard as unconnected
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    remember
    exercise, or have the power of, memory
    interrelate
    place into a mutual relationship
    correlate
    bring into a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relation
    identify
    conceive of as united or associated
    free-associate
    associate freely
    have in mind, mean, think of
    intend to refer to
    advert, bring up, cite, mention, name, refer
    make reference to
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    cerebrate, cogitate, think
    use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments
  10. verb
    be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation
    “The local train does not connect with the Amtrak train”
    “The planes don't connect and you will have to wait for four hours”
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    be
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  11. verb
    hit or play a ball successfully
    “The batter connected for a home run”
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    hit
    cause to move by striking
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