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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


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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