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English verb: connect

1. connect (contact) connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces


SamplesCan you connect the two loudspeakers?.
Tie the ropes together.
Link arms.


Synonymslink, link up, tie


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Narrower (hyponym)attach, bridge, bridge over, bring together, conjoin, daisy-chain, ground, hang together, hitch, interconnect, interdepend, interlink, join, join, put through, tee, tie


Antonymsdisconnect

2. connect (cognition) make a logical or causal connection


SamplesI cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind.
Colligate these facts.
I cannot relate these events at all.


Synonymsassociate, colligate, link, link up, relate, tie in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody with something.
Somebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)cerebrate, cogitate, think


Narrower (hyponym)correlate, free-associate, have in mind, identify, interrelate, mean, remember, think of


Antonymsdecouple, dissociate

3. connect (stative) be or become joined or united or linked


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


Synonymsjoin, link, link up, unite


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Narrower (hyponym)articulate, complect, interconnect, interlink, syndicate

4. connect (communication) join by means of communication equipment


SamplesThe telephone company finally put in lines to connect the towns in this area.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring together, join


Verb groupconnect

5. connect (contact) land on or hit solidly


SamplesThe brick connected on her head, knocking her out.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)collide with, hit, impinge on, run into, strike

6. connect (communication) join for the purpose of communication


SamplesOperator, could you connect me to the Raffles in Singapore?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)bring together, join


Verb groupconnect

7. connect (stative) be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation


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


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be

8. connect (social) establish a rapport or relationship


SamplesThe President of this university really connects with the faculty.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)relate


Verb groupconnect, get in touch, touch base

9. connect (social) establish communication with someone


SamplesDid you finally connect with your long-lost cousin?.


Synonymsget in touch, touch base


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)interact


Verb groupconnect

10. connect (contact) plug into an outlet


SamplesPlease plug in the toaster!.
Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight.


Synonymsplug in, plug into


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)enter, infix, insert, introduce


Entailbring together, join


Antonymsdisconnect, unplug

11. connect (contact) hit or play a ball successfully


SamplesThe batter connected for a home run.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)hit


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game









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