Definition of “connect” - Learner’s Dictionary

connect

verb uk us /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.
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.
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?
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
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.

(Definition of “connect” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)