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.
adj 1: having a connection; "connecting rooms"
2: syntactically connecting sentences or elements of a
sentence; "`and' is a copulative conjunction" [syn: copulative]