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connect   WordNet 2.0

- 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"

 
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- join for the purpose of communication
"Operator, could you connect me to the Raffles in Singapore?"

 
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- join by means of communication equipment
"The telephone company finally put in lines to connect the towns in this area"

 
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- land on or hit solidly
"The brick connected on her head, knocking her out"

 
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- connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
"Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"
"Tie the ropes together"
"Link arms"

 
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- hit or play a ball successfully
"The batter connected for a home run"

 
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- plug into an outlet
"Please plug in the toaster!"
"Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight"

 
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- establish communication with someone
"did you finally connect with your long-lost cousin?"

 
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- establish a rapport or relationship
"The President of this university really connects with the faculty"

 
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- 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"

 
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- 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"

 
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Connect   Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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.

 
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1. To join, unite, or cohere; to have a close relation; as, one line of railroad connects with another; one argument connects with another.

 
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