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CONNECT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does connect mean? 

CONNECT (verb)
  The verb CONNECT has 11 senses:

1. connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
2. make a logical or causal connection
3. be or become joined or united or linked
4. join by means of communication equipment
5. land on or hit solidly
6. join for the purpose of communication
7. be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation
8. establish a rapport or relationship
9. establish communication with someone
10. plug into an outlet
11. hit or play a ball successfully

  Familiarity information: CONNECT used as a verb is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONNECT (verb)


Sense 1connect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

connect; link; link up; tie

Context examples:

Can you connect the two loudspeakers? / Tie the ropes together / Link arms

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "connect"):

tee (connect with a tee)

put through (connect by telephone)

hitch (connect to a vehicle:)

hang together; interdepend (be connected)

bridge; bridge over (connect or reduce the distance between)

interconnect; interlink (cause to be interconnected or interwoven)

tie (unite musical notes by a tie)

daisy-chain (connect devices on a part of a chip or circuit board in a computer)

attach (cause to be attached)

bring together; join (cause to become joined or linked)

ground (connect to a ground)

conjoin; join (make contact or come together)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP

Antonym:

disconnect (make disconnected, disjoin or unfasten)


Sense 2connect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a logical or causal connection

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

associate; colligate; link; relate; tie in; connect; link up

Context examples:

I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind / colligate these facts / I cannot relate these events at all

Hypernyms (to "connect" is one way to...):

cerebrate; cogitate; think (use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "connect"):

remember (exercise, or have the power of, memory)

interrelate (place into a mutual relationship)

correlate (bring into a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relation)

identify (conceive of as united or associated)

free-associate (associate freely)

have in mind; mean; think of (intend to refer to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody with something
Somebody ----s something with something


Sense 3connect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be or become joined or united or linked

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

link up; connect; link; unite; join

Context examples:

The two streets connect to become a highway / Our paths joined / The travelers linked up again at the airport

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "connect"):

syndicate (join together into a syndicate)

complect; interconnect; interlink (be interwoven or interconnected)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 4connect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Join by means of communication equipment

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

The telephone company finally put in lines to connect the towns in this area

Hypernyms (to "connect" is one way to...):

bring together; join (cause to become joined or linked)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 5connect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Land on or hit solidly

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

The brick connected on her head, knocking her out

Hypernyms (to "connect" is one way to...):

collide with; hit; impinge on; run into; strike (hit against; come into sudden contact with)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


Sense 6connect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Join for the purpose of communication

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

Operator, could you connect me to the Raffles in Singapore?

Hypernyms (to "connect" is one way to...):

bring together; join (cause to become joined or linked)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody PP


Sense 7connect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context examples:

The local train does not connect with the Amtrak train / The planes don't connect and you will have to wait for four hours

Hypernyms (to "connect" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 8connect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Establish a rapport or relationship

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

The President of this university really connects with the faculty

Hypernyms (to "connect" is one way to...):

relate (have or establish a relationship to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 9connect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Establish communication with someone

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

get in touch; touch base; connect

Context example:

did you finally connect with your long-lost cousin?

Hypernyms (to "connect" is one way to...):

interact (act together or towards others or with others)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 10connect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Plug into an outlet

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

plug in; connect

Context examples:

Please plug in the toaster! / Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight

Hypernyms (to "connect" is one way to...):

enter; infix; insert; introduce (put or introduce into something)

"Connect" entails doing...:

bring together; join (cause to become joined or linked)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 11connect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hit or play a ball successfully

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

The batter connected for a home run

Hypernyms (to "connect" is one way to...):

hit (cause to move by striking)

Domain category:

baseball; baseball game (a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


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