|Origin:||connectere, from com- ( COM-) + nectere 'to tie'|
con‧nect S2 W2
to join two or more things together
connect something to/with something
The railway link would connect Felixstowe with Fishguard.
Connect the speakers to the CD player.
We'd like two rooms with connecting doors (=doors that join the rooms).
to realize or show that a fact, event, or person is related to something:
I didn't connect the two events in my mind.
connect somebody/something with something
There is no evidence to connect them with the attack.
to join something to the main supply of electricity, gas, or water, or to a telephone or computer network [≠ disconnect]
electricity/telephone etc[intransitive and transitive]
Click here to connect to the Internet.
Has the phone been connected yet?
The power supply should be connected by a qualified electrician.
if one train, flight etc connects with another, it arrives just before the other one leaves so that you can continue your journey:
I missed the connecting flight.
This train connects with the one to Glasgow.
From Toronto you can connect to all other Air Canada destinations.
to join two telephone lines so that two people can speak:
Please hold the line. I'm trying to connect you.
to succeed in hitting someone or something:
He swung at the ball, but didn't connect.
if people connect, they feel that they like each other and understand each other
understand people[intransitive] especially American English
They valued her ability to empathize and connect with others.
connect something ↔ upphrasal verb
Is the washing machine connected up yet?
connect something ↔ up with
The autopilot can be connected up with the flight recorder.