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.

Primary Meanings of connect

1.
v
connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
2.
v
join by means of communication equipment
3.
v
make a logical or causal connection
4.
v
be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation
5.
v
hit or play a ball successfully
Full Definitions of connect
1

v connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

“Can you connect the two loudspeakers?”
Synonyms:
link, link up, tie
Antonyms:
disconnect
make disconnected, disjoin or unfasten
Types:
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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

v 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

v land on or hit solidly

“The brick connected on her head, knocking her out”
Type of:
collide with, hit, impinge on, run into, strike
hit against; come into sudden contact with

v plug into an outlet

Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight”
Synonyms:
plug in, plug into
Antonyms:
disconnect, unplug
pull the plug of (electrical appliances) and render inoperable
Type of:
enter, infix, insert, introduce
put or introduce into something
2

v join by means of communication equipment

“The telephone company finally put in lines to connect the towns in this area”
Type of:
bring together, join
cause to become joined or linked

v join for the purpose of communication

“Operator, could you connect me to the Raffles in Singapore?”
Type of:
bring together, join
cause to become joined or linked

v establish communication with someone

“did you finally connect with your long-lost cousin?”
Synonyms:
get in touch, touch base
Type of:
interact
act together or towards others or with others

v 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
Type of:
relate
have or establish a relationship to
3

v 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
Antonyms:
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
Type of:
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
4

v 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”
Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
5

v hit or play a ball successfully

“The batter connected for a home run”
Type of:
hit
cause to move by striking

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