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connect

verb  /kəˈnekt/ us  

connect verb (JOIN)

[I/T] to join together two things, or to be joined together: [I] The printer connects to the computer. [T] A ferry connects the island to the mainland. [T] Is your electricity connected yet (= has your home been joined to the supply)?

connect verb (RELATE)

[T] to consider a person or thing as related in some way to something else: [T] I connect Roberta Peters with the theater rather than movies. [I] He’s always found a way to connect with his audience.

connect verb (TELEPHONE)

[T] to make it possible for someone to communicate by telephone: Operator, please connect me with room 1125.

connect verb (TRANSPORT)

[I] (of aircraft, trains, etc.) to arrive before a second vehicle leaves on which passengers can continue their trip: The flight to Chicago connects with a flight to New York.
connecting
adjective [not gradable]  /kəˈnek·tɪŋ/ us  
They turned down a connecting road.
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