Definition of connect verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kəˈnekt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈnekt//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they connect
    BrE BrE//kəˈnekt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈnekt//
    he / she / it connects
    BrE BrE//kəˈnekts//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈnekts//
    past simple connected
    BrE BrE//kəˈnektɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈnektɪd//
    past participle connected
    BrE BrE//kəˈnektɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈnektɪd//
    -ing form connecting
    BrE BrE//kəˈnektɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈnektɪŋ//
    Electronics, Using a computer, Using the Internet
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  1. 1  [transitive, intransitive] connect (A to/with/and B) to join together two or more things; to be joined together The towns are connected by train and bus services. The canal was built to connect Sheffield with the Humber estuary. a connecting door (= one that connects two rooms) The rooms on this floor connect.
  2. electricity/gas/water
  3. 2  [transitive] connect something (to something) to join something to the main supply of electricity, gas, water, etc. or to another piece of equipment. First connect the printer to the computer. We're waiting for the telephone to be connected. opposite disconnect Wordfinderbattery, charge, conduct, connect, electricity, generate, insulate, power, switch, wire See related entries: Electronics
  4. Internet
  5. 3  [intransitive, transitive] connect (somebody) (to something) to join a computer or a mobile device to the Internet or to a computer network Click ‘Continue’ to connect to the Internet. opposite disconnect Wordfindercommand, connect, desktop, drag, enter, insert, refresh, scroll, select, toggle See related entries: Using a computer, Using the Internet
  6. link
  7. 4  [transitive] connect somebody/something (with somebody/something) to notice or make a link between people, things, events, etc. synonym associate There was nothing to connect him with the crime. I was surprised to hear them mentioned together: I had never connected them before.
  8. of train/bus/plane
  9. 5[intransitive] connect (with something) to arrive just before another one leaves so that passengers can change from one to the other His flight to Amsterdam connects with an afternoon flight to New York. There's a connecting flight at noon.
  10. telephone lines
  11. 6[transitive] connect somebody to join telephone lines so that people can speak to each other synonym put through Hold on please, I'm trying to connect you. opposite disconnect
  12. form relationship
  13. 7[intransitive] connect (with somebody) to form a good relationship with somebody so that you like and understand each other They met a couple of times but they didn't really connect.
  14. hit
  15. 8[intransitive] connect (with somebody/something) (informal, especially North American English) to hit somebody/something The blow connected and she felt a surge of pain.
  16. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘be united physically’; rare before the 18th cent.): from Latin connectere, from con- ‘together’ + nectere ‘bind’.Extra examples A corridor connects his office with the main building. Bad diet is closely connected with many common illnesses. Connect the machine to the power supply. Downstairs toilets were connected directly to the drains. I think Seb was connected to the murder. I was feeling alive and connected to nature. The entire family is connected to the Mafia. The police were looking for evidence to connect him with the crime. Those details are only loosely connected to the plot. We need to connect all the pipes up to the water tank. laptops that connect wirelessly to the Net I found it hard to relate/​connect the two ideas in my mind. I’ve been applying for jobs connected with the environment. The canal was built to connect the city with the port. The two bedrooms connect. The two factors are directly linked/​connected. The two subjects are closely connected. There is a connecting door between the two bedrooms. There were buses that connected the two villages not only to each other but also with the city. They are connected by marriage. Phrasal Verbsconnect somethingup (to something)
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