General English

General Science

  • verb to join or associate two or more objects, processes or ideas together



  • To join together. For example, to connect by means of a communications circuit, or to connect circuit components in parallel.

Information & Library Science

  • verb to join two things together

Media Studies

  • verb to enable people and organisations in different places to contact each other, e.g. by computer or telephone

Origin & History of “connect”

Etymologically, connect means ‘tie together’. It comes from Latin connectere, a compound verb formed from the prefix com- ‘together’ and nectere ‘bind, tie’ (whose past participial stem, nex-, is the ultimate source of English nexus (17th c.)). The derived noun connection first appeared, in the spelling connexion, in the 14th century.