1. connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

- Can you connect the two loudspeakers?

Similar word(s): link, tie

Definition categories: contact

2. make a logical or causal connection

- I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind

Similar word(s): associate, colligate, link, relate

Definition categories: cognition, cerebrate, cogitate, think

3. be or become joined or united or linked

- The two streets connect to become a highway

Similar word(s): join, link, unite

Definition categories: stative

4. join by means of communication equipment

- The telephone company finally put in lines to connect the towns in this area

Definition categories: communication, join

5. land on or hit solidly

- The brick connected on her head, knocking her out

Definition categories: contact, hit, strike

6. join for the purpose of communication

- Operator, could you connect me to the Raffles in Singapore?

Definition categories: communication, join

7. be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation

- The local train does not connect with the Amtrak train

- The planes don't connect and you will have to wait for four hours

Definition categories: stative, be

8. establish a rapport or relationship

- The President of this university really connects with the faculty

Definition categories: social, relate

9. establish communication with someone

- did you finally connect with your long-lost cousin?

Definition categories: social, interact

10. plug into an outlet

- Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight

Definition categories: contact, enter, infix, insert, introduce

11. hit or play a ball successfully

- The batter connected for a home run

Definition categories: contact, hit

Sentences with connect as a verb:

- I think this piece connects to that piece over there.

- Both roads have the same name, but they don't connect: they're on opposite sides of the river, and there's no bridge there.

- The new railroad will connect the northern part of the state to the southern part.

- I connected the printer to the computer, but I couldn't get it work.

- When the technician connects my house, I'll be able to access the internet.

- I didn't connect my lost jewelry with the news of an area cat burglar until the police contacted me.

- I'm flying to London where I connect with a flight heading to Hungary.