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connect

verb
 
 
/kəˈnekt/
JOIN [I, T] B1 to join two things or places together: A small bridge connects the two parts of the building. Ferries connect the mainland with the islands. Connect up the printer to your computer.Connecting and combiningVariety and mixturesMixing and mixturesLinking and relatingRegarding and concerning
INVOLVE [T] to see or show that two or more people or things are involved with each other: There is no evidence to connect him with the crime.Linking and relatingRegarding and concerning
TRAVEL [I] If buses, trains, aircraft, etc connect, they arrive at a particular time so that passengers can get off one and onto another: Can you get me a connecting flight?Connecting and combiningVariety and mixturesMixing and mixturesTravelling
TELEPHONE [T] to make it possible for two people to talk to each other on the telephone: I'll try to connect you. →  Opposite disconnect Connecting and combiningVariety and mixturesMixing and mixturesCommunicating by telephone
COMPUTER SYSTEM [I, T] to use a computer, phone, etc. in order to use the Internet or other computer system: You must have anti-virus software if your computer is connected to the Internet.Connecting and combiningVariety and mixturesMixing and mixturesOperating computers
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