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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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CONNECT, verb transitive [Latin]

1. To knit or link together; to tie or fasten together, as by something intervening, or by weaving, winding or twining. Hence,

2. To join or unite; to conjoin, in almost any manner, either by junction, by any intervening means, or by order and relation. We connect letters and words in a sentence; we connect ideas in the mind; we connect arguments in a discourse. The strait of Gibraltar connects the Mediterranean with the Atlantic. A treaty connects two nations. The interests of agriculture are connected with those of commerce. Families are connected by marriage or by friendship.

CONNECT, verb intransitive To join, unite or cohere; to have a close relation. This argument connects with another. [This use is rare and not well authorized.]