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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONNECT

All pursuits that serve to connect the soul with the world whence it came are rejected.

I 'phoned the Star photographer to meet me here, but he's failed to connect.

Can you connect a heavy wind with the date of the lost plan?

But she could not connect any root-sincerity with his feeling.

I wonder whether it will occur to you to connect the two last sentences.

A bridge had been built to connect Bennecourt with Bonnieres: a bridge, good heavens!

These, too, we see in a new manner when we connect them with the idea of good.

And to think that these children are being taught to connect it with religion!

How do you ever suppose they came to connect me with the matter?

They, too, connect it distinctly with religion, and recognise its tremendous influence.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Latin conectere "join together" (see connection). Displaced 16c. by connex (1540s), from Middle French connexer, from Latin *connexare, a supposed frequentative of conectere (past participle stem connex-). Connect was re-established 1670s.

A similar change took place in French, where connexer was superseded by connecter. Meaning "to establish a relationship" (with) is from 1881. Slang meaning "get in touch with" is attested by 1926, from telephone connections. Meaning "awaken meaningful emotions, establish rapport" is from 1942. Of a hit or blow, "to reach the target," from c.1920. Related: Connected; connecting; connectedness.

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