/keuh nekt"/, v.t.1. to join, link, or fasten together; unite or bind: to connect the two cities by a bridge; Communication satellites connect the local stations into a network.2. to establish communication between; put in communication: Operator, will you please connect me with Mr. Jones?3. to have as an accompanying or associated feature: pleasures connected with music.4. to cause to be associated, as in a personal or business relationship: to connect oneself with a group of like-minded persons; Our bank is connected with major foreign banks.5. to associate mentally or emotionally: She connects all telegrams with bad news.6. to link to an electrical or communications system; hook up: to connect a telephone.v.i.7. to become connected; join or unite: These two parts connect at the sides.8. (of trains, buses, etc.) to run so as to make connections (often fol. by with): This bus connects with a northbound bus.9. Informal. to have or establish successful communication; make contact: I connected with two new clients today.10. Informal. to relate to or be in harmony with another person, one's work, etc.: We knew each other well but never connected.11. Slang. (of an addict or drug dealer) to make direct contact for the illegal sale or purchase of narcotics.12. Sports. to hit successfully or solidly: The batter connected for a home run. The boxer connected with a right.adj.13. of or pertaining to a connection or connections: connect charges for a new cable television channel.[1400-50; late ME < L connectere, equiv. to con- CON- + nectere to tie; see NEXUS]Ant. 1. divide. 4. dissociate.
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