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Meaning & Definition of Connect in English

English

Connect

/kənɛkt/

verb

1. Connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

  • "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"
  • "Tie the ropes together"
  • "Link arms"
    synonym:
  • connect
  • ,
  • link
  • ,
  • tie
  • ,
  • link up

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • associate
  • ,
  • tie in
  • ,
  • relate
  • ,
  • link
  • ,
  • colligate
  • ,
  • link up
  • ,
  • connect

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • connect
  • ,
  • link
  • ,
  • link up
  • ,
  • join
  • ,
  • unite

4. Join by means of communication equipment

  • "The telephone company finally put in lines to connect the towns in this area"
    synonym:
  • connect

5. Land on or hit solidly

  • "The brick connected on her head, knocking her out"
    synonym:
  • connect

6. Join for the purpose of communication

  • "Operator, could you connect me to the raffles in singapore?"
    synonym:
  • connect

7. 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"
    synonym:
  • connect

8. Establish a rapport or relationship

  • "The president of this university really connects with the faculty"
    synonym:
  • connect

9. Establish communication with someone

  • "Did you finally connect with your long-lost cousin?"
    synonym:
  • get in touch
  • ,
  • touch base
  • ,
  • connect

10. Plug into an outlet

  • "Please plug in the toaster!"
  • "Connect the tv so we can watch the football game tonight"
    synonym:
  • plug in
  • ,
  • plug into
  • ,
  • connect

11. Hit or play a ball successfully

  • "The batter connected for a home run"
    synonym:
  • connect

Examples of using

I cannot connect my phone to the Internet.
I cannot connect my phone to the Internet.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.