Definition and Meanings for connect

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Connect is ranked 1,641 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of connect

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of connect

l. connectere, -nexum; con- + nectere to bind. see annex

Meaning of connect


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • 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.
  • to associate (a person or thing, or one's self) with another person, thing, business, or affair.
  • to establish a communication link; -- used with with; as, his telephone didn't answer, so i connected with him by email.
  • to electronically or mechanically link (a device) to another device, or to link a device to a common communication line; -- used with with; as, the installer connected our telephones on monday; i connected my vcr to the tv set by myself; the plumber connected a shut-off valve to my gas line.

as intransitive verb

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