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connect

con·nect

connect

 
 
pronunciation:
k nekt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: connected, connecting, connects
definition 1: to join together; link.
You need to connect this pipe to that one before you turn on the water.The two islands are connected to each other by a bridge.
 
synonyms:
join, link
antonyms:
disconnect, separate
similar words:
ally, annex, associate, attach, bond, butt, concatenate, conjoin, couple, dock, fasten, hitch, lock, mate, piece, plug in, splice, tie, unite, yoke
definition 2: to think of as related; associate.
People generally connect childhood with innocence.
synonyms:
associate, relate
similar words:
ally, identify, link
definition 3: to relate or place in contact or association with.
As hard as I tried, I couldn't connect her name with her face.She seemed bright and hard-working, so I connected her with someone at my firm.
similar words:
identify, relate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become joined or linked.
Under the microscope, we could see how the cells connect.
synonyms:
join, link
antonyms:
separate
similar words:
conjoin, couple, fasten, knit, relate, tie, unite, yoke
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derivations: connectable (adj.), connected (adj.), connectible (adj.), connecter (n.), connector (n.)
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