Con·nect v. t. [imp. & p. p. Connected; p. pr. & vb. n. Connecting.]
1. To join, or fasten together, as by something intervening; to associate; to combine; to unite or link together; to establish a bond or relation between.
He fills, he bounds, connects and equals all. --Pope.
A man must see the connection of each intermediate idea with those that it connects before he can use it in a syllogism. --Locke.
2. To associate (a person or thing, or one's self) with another person, thing, business, or affair.
Connecting rod Mach., a rod or bar joined to, and connecting, two or more moving parts; esp. a rod connecting a crank wrist with a beam, crosshead, piston rod, or piston, as in a steam engine.
Con·nect v. i. To join, unite, or cohere; to have a close relation; as, one line of railroad connects with another; one argument connects with another.
v 1: connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can
you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes
together"; "Link arms" [syn: 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" [syn: associate,
tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up] [ant:
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" [syn: 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
5: land on or hit solidly; "The brick connected on her head,
knocking her out"
6: join for the purpose of communication; "Operator, could you
connect me to the Raffles in Singapore?"
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"
8: establish a rapport or relationship; "The President of this
university really connects with the faculty"
9: establish communication with someone; "did you finally
connect with your long-lost cousin?" [syn: get in touch,
10: plug into an outlet; "Please plug in the toaster!"; "Connect
the TV so we can watch the football game tonight" [syn: plug
in] [ant: unplug]
11: hit or play a ball successfully; "The batter connected for a