Notebook, 1993-



Bind, Join, Tie, Fasten together, Unite, Link, Associate, Attach, Place in relationship . . . . Associate mentally or emotionally . . . . Make, Get, Have, Establish, Place [something in relationship, etc.] . . . . Causal or logical relation or sequence . . . . Contextural relation or association . . . . Coherence, Continuity, Denomination . . . . Common interest [kinship, marriage, political, social, professional or commercial] . . . . Means of Communiciation or transport . . . .

C O N S I D E R:

Bind or fasten together

Join or unite


Establish communication between; put in communication

To associate, attach, or place in relationship

To associate mentally or emotionally

To run so as to make connections

R  E  F  E  R  E  N  C  E  S 
Connect vb [ME, fr. L conectere, connectere, fr. com- + nectere to bind] vi [15c] 1: to become joined [the two rooms __ by a hallway] [ideas that __ easily to form a theory] 2: to make a successful hit, shot, or throw [__ed for a home run] [__ed on 60 percent of his shots -NY Times] 3: to have or establish a rapport [tried to __ by something intervening 2: to place or establish in relationship -syn See join

Connection n [L connexion-, connexio, fr. conectere] [14cx] 1: the act of connecting: the state of being connected: as a: causal or logical relation or sequence [the __ between two ideas] b: [1]: contextural relation or association [in this __ the word has a different meaning] [2]: relationship in fact [wanted in __ with robbery] c: a relation of personal intimacy [as of familyties] d: Coherence, Continuity 2a: something that connects: Link [a loose __ in the wiring] b: a means of communication or transport 3: a person connected with another esp. by marriage, kinship, or common interest [has powerful __s] 4: a political, social, professional, or commercial relationship: as a: Position, Job b: an arrangement to execute orders or advance interests of another [a firm's foreign __s] c: a source of contraband [as illegal drugs] 5: a set of persons associated together as a: Denomination b: Clan

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]

Connect [< L connect(ere) = con- CON- + nectere to tie; see NEXUS]1. to bind or fasten together; join or unite; link; to connect the two cities by a bridge. 2. to establish communication between; put in communication (often fol. by with): The telephone operator connected us. 3. to associate, attach, or place in relationship: to connect oneself with a group. 4. to associate mentally or emotionally: She connects all telegrams with bad news. v.i. 5. to become connected; join or unite. 6. (of trains, buses, etc.) to run so as to make connections (often fol. by with). -Syn. 1. see join. -Ant. 1. Divide. 3. dissociate.

[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House,1968.]



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