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  • Connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces.
    • usage: "Can you connect the two loudspeakers"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms"
  • Make a logical or causal connection.
    • usage: "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"; "I cannot relate these events at all"
  • Be or become joined or united or linked.
    • usage: "The two streets connect to become a highway"; "Our paths joined"; "The travelers linked up again at the airport"
  • Join by means of communication equipment.
    • usage: "The telephone company finally put in lines to connect the towns in this area"
  • Land on or hit solidly.
    • usage: "The brick connected on her head, knocking her out"
  • Join for the purpose of communication.
    • usage: "Operator, could you connect me to the Raffles in Singapore"
  • Be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation.
    • usage: "The local train does not connect with the Amtrak train"; "The planes don't connect and you will have to wait for four hours"
  • Establish a rapport or relationship.
    • usage: "The President of this university really connects with the faculty"
  • Establish communication with someone.
    • usage: "did you finally connect with your long-lost cousin"
  • Plug into an outlet.
    • usage: "Please plug in the toaster"; "Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight"
  • Hit or play a ball successfully.
    • usage: "The batter connected for a home run"
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by Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary