connect: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ku-nekt'), [key]
- to join, link, or fasten together; unite or bind: to connect the two cities by a bridge; Communication satellites connect the local stations into a network.
- to establish communication between; put in communication: Operator, will you please connect me with Mr. Jones?
- to have as an accompanying or associated feature: pleasures connected with music.
- to cause to be associated, as in a personal or business relationship: to connect oneself with a group of like-minded persons; Our bank is connected with major foreign banks.
- to associate mentally or emotionally: She connects all telegrams with bad news.
- to link to an electrical or communications system; hook up: to connect a telephone.
- to become connected; join or unite: These two parts connect at the sides.
- (of trains, buses, etc.) to run so as to make connections (often fol. by with): This bus connects with a northbound bus.
- to have or establish successful communication; make contact: I connected with two new clients today.
- to relate to or be in harmony with another person, one's work, etc.: We knew each other well but never connected.
- (of an addict or drug dealer) to make direct contact for the illegal sale or purchase of narcotics.
- to hit successfully or solidly: The batter connected for a home run. The boxer connected with a right.
- of or pertaining to a connection or connections: connect charges for a new cable television channel.
- connect (Thesaurus)