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Definition 1: make a logical or causal connection - [verb of cognition]

Samples where connect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind
  • colligate these facts
  • I cannot relate these events at all

Synonyms for connect in the sense of this definition

(connect is a kind of ...) use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

"I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"

(... is a kind of connect ) exercise, or have the power of, memory

"After the shelling, many people lost the ability to remember" "some remember better than others"

(... is a kind of connect ) place into a mutual relationship

"I cannot interrelate these two events"

(... is a kind of connect ) bring into a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relation

"I cannot correlate these two pieces of information"

(... is a kind of connect ) conceive of as united or associated

"Sex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus"

(... is a kind of connect ) associate freely

"Let's associate freely to bring up old memories"

(... is a kind of connect ) intend to refer to

"I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France" "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"

Definition 2: join for the purpose of communication - [verb of communication]

Samples where connect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(connect is a kind of ...) cause to become joined or linked

"join these two parts so that they fit together"

(connect has a similar meaning as ...) join by means of communication equipment

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

Definition 3: join by means of communication equipment - [verb of communication]

Samples where connect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(connect is a kind of ...) cause to become joined or linked

"join these two parts so that they fit together"

(connect has a similar meaning as ...) join for the purpose of communication

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

Definition 4: connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces - [verb of contact]

Samples where connect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Can you connect the two loudspeakers?
  • Tie the ropes together
  • Link arms

Synonyms for connect in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of connect ) make contact or come together

"The two roads join here"

(... is a kind of connect ) be connected

"In my heart I can make the world hang together"

(... is a kind of connect ) connect to a vehicle:

"hitch the trailer to the car"

(... is a kind of connect ) connect by telephone

"the operator put a call through to Rio"

(... is a kind of connect ) connect with a tee

"tee two pipes"

(... is a kind of connect ) cause to be interconnected or interwoven

(... is a kind of connect ) unite musical notes by a tie

(... is a kind of connect ) connect devices on a part of a chip or circuit board in a computer

(... is a kind of connect ) cause to be attached

(... is a kind of connect ) cause to become joined or linked

"join these two parts so that they fit together"

(... is a kind of connect ) connect to a ground

"ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"

(... is a kind of connect ) connect or reduce the distance between

Definition 5: land on or hit solidly - [verb of contact]

Samples where connect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The brick connected on her head, knocking her out

(connect is a kind of ...) hit against; come into sudden contact with

"The car hit a tree" "He struck the table with his elbow"

Definition 6: plug into an outlet - [verb of contact]

Samples where connect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Please plug in the toaster!
  • Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight

Synonyms for connect in the sense of this definition

(connect is a kind of ...) put or introduce into something

"insert a picture into the text"

(connect implies ...) cause to become joined or linked

"join these two parts so that they fit together"

Definition 7: hit or play a ball successfully - [verb of contact]

Samples where connect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The batter connected for a home run

(connect is a kind of ...) cause to move by striking

"hit a ball"

(connect belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Samples where connect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for connect in the sense of this definition

(connect is a kind of ...) act together or towards others or with others

"He should interact more with his colleagues"

(connect has a similar meaning as ...) establish a rapport or relationship

"The President of this university really connects with the faculty"

Samples where connect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The President of this university really connects with the faculty

(connect is a kind of ...) have or establish a relationship to

"She relates well to her peers"

(connect has a similar meaning as ...) establish communication with someone

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

Definition 10: be or become joined or united or linked - [verb of stative]

Samples where connect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The two streets connect to become a highway
  • Our paths joined
  • The travelers linked up again at the airport

Synonyms for connect in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of connect ) join together into a syndicate

"The banks syndicated"

(... is a kind of connect ) unite by forming a joint or joints

"the ankle bone articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle bones"

(... is a kind of connect ) be interwoven or interconnected

"The bones are interconnected via the muscle"

Definition 11: be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation - [verb of stative]

Samples where connect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The local train does not connect with the Amtrak train
  • The planes don't connect and you will have to wait for four hours

(connect is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

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