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(1)   Make a logical or causal connection
"I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"
"Colligate these facts"
"I cannot relate these events at all"
(2)   Join for the purpose of communication
"Operator, could you connect me to the Raffles in Singapore?"
(3)   Land on or hit solidly
"The brick connected on her head, knocking her out"
(4)   Connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
"Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"
"Tie the ropes together"
"Link arms"
(5)   Hit or play a ball successfully
"The batter connected for a home run"
(6)   Plug into an outlet
"Please plug in the toaster!"
"Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight"
(7)   Establish communication with someone
"Did you finally connect with your long-lost cousin?"
(8)   Establish a rapport or relationship
"The President of this university really connects with the faculty"
(9)   Be or become joined or united or linked
"The two streets connect to become a highway"
"Our paths joined"
"The travelers linked up again at the airport"
(10)   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"


From connectere "to fasten together," from (com-) "together" + nectere "to bind, tie."


  1. To join two or more pieces.
    After reading the directions, I saw that the piece labeled "A" connected to the piece labeled "B" by inserting the pegs into the holes.
  2. To join an electrical or telephone line to a circuit or network.
    When the technician connects my house, I'll be able to access the internet.
  3. To associate.
    I didn't connect my lost jewelry to the news of an area cat burglar until the police contacted me.
  4. To make a travel connection; to switch from one means of transport to another as part of the same trip.
    I'm flying to London where I connect with a flight heading to Hungary.