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connectverb

 us   /kəˈnekt/

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 ​yourelectricity connected ​yet (= has ​yourhome 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 ​theaterrather 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 ​vehicleleaves on which ​passengers can ​continuetheirtrip: The ​flight to Chicago connects with a ​flight to New York.
connecting
adjective [not gradable]  us   /kəˈnek·tɪŋ/
They ​turned down a connecting ​road.
(Definition of connect from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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connectverb

uk   us   /kəˈnekt/

connect verb (JOIN)

B1 [I or T] to ​join or be ​joined with something ​else: Can I connect my ​printer toyourcomputer? Where does the ​stove connect (up) to the ​electricity? Has the ​phone/​electricity/​gas/internet been connected (= ​switched on or ​joined to the ​mainsupply) in ​your new ​placeyet?
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connect verb (RELATE)

C2 [T] to ​consider or show a ​person or thing to be ​related to someone or something ​else: She's an ​actress I connect with the ​theatrerather than ​films. Police are connecting the ​break-in with other ​recentthefts in the ​area.
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connect verb (RELATIONSHIP)

to ​feelclose to someone or have a good ​relationship with them: She has a ​remarkableability to connect with a ​widevariety of ​people. We just didn't connect.

connect verb (PHONE)

[T] to make it ​possible for you to ​speak to someone ​else by ​phone: Could you connect me with/to a ​number in Paris, ​please? I'm not getting through.

connect verb (TRANSPORT)

[I] If two ​buses, ​trains, etc. connect, they ​arrive at ​times that ​allowpassengers to get off one and onto another: Your ​flightarrives at 12.30, when it connects with a ​busservice to ​yourhotel. There's a connecting ​trainservice between the ​airport and the ​city.
(Definition of connect from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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connectverb

uk   us   /kəˈnekt/
[I or T] to ​join two or more ​pieces of ​equipment together, or to be ​joined in this way: Wireless ​networksallow you to connect two or more ​PCs within your own ​home.connect to sth The ​cable connects to a ​USBslot.connect sth to/with sth Once the ​drives are ​installed, connect ​power and ​datacables to each one.be connected (to sth) The ​redlightshows that the electricity ​supply is connected.
[T] to ​join two ​places: a ​high-speedrail corridor connecting the ​majorEuropean citiesconnect sth to/with sth The Midtown tunnel connects Long Island to Manhattan.
[I or T] to ​create a ​relationship between two or more ​people, ​groups, or things: Internetsearches are an important ​tool for connecting ​buyers and ​sellers. Successful ​marketing is all about connecting with your ​customers, and ​building good ​relationships.connect sb/sth to sb/sth Our ​aim is to connect our ​members to a ​globalnetwork of ​business and ​industrypeers.
[I or T] COMMUNICATIONS, IT, INTERNET to use a ​computer, ​phone, etc. in ​order to use the ​internet or other ​computersystem: Anti-virus ​software is a must if your ​computer is connected to the ​internet.connect sth to sth More and more ​employees are connecting ​smartphones to their ​employers' ​network.connect sb/sth with sb/sth an ​intranetsystem connecting ​dealersworldwide with a ​centraldatabaseget/stay connected Many ​executivesfeel a ​pressure to ​stay connected outside ​normalworkinghours.
[T] to consider or see a ​relationship between one ​person or thing and another: He had a problem connecting what he had learned on the ​course with the ​day-to-dayrunning of the ​department.
[T] COMMUNICATIONS to ​allow someone who has made a ​phonecall to speak to another ​person or to use a ​telephoneservice: One moment please, I'll ​try to connect you.connect sb to sb/sth BT has ​raised the ​price of connecting ​callers to its ​directoryenquiryservice.
[I] TRANSPORT if two ​publictransportvehicles connect, they arrive at suitable ​times to ​allowpassengers to get off one and onto another in ​order to continue their journey: connect with sth Your ​flight arrives at ten o'clock and will connect with a bus ​service to the ​conferencecentre.
a connecting flight/train, etc. TRANSPORT a ​flight, ​train, etc. that ​leaves at a suitable ​time for you to take it to continue your journey after you have ​travelled on a previous ​flight, ​train, etc.: There are connecting ​services to Schiphol ​airport in Amsterdam from more than 10 UK ​regionalairports.
connect the dots to ​bring together ​information from different ​places in ​order to understand something as a whole or how different things affect each other: We ​fail to connect the ​dots between the way we ​live today and the ​needs of tomorrow. No one knew all the ​information and no one connected all the ​dots.
(Definition of connect from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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