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connect

Pronunciation: /kəˈnekt/

Translation of connect in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (attach) to connect sth (to sth) conectar algo (a algo) 1.2 (link together) [rooms] comunicar*, unir; [towns] conectar the buildings are connected by a covered walkway un pasillo techado comunica los edificios
    Example sentences
    • The local bus connects with the Galway bus in Tubbercurry and meets again on the return journey.
    • This bus connects to not only Train 92 northbound, but also Train 97 southbound.
    • At that point buses can connect to the rest of Richmond.
    1.3 [Telecom] I'm trying to connect you un momento que lo comunico or (Spain/España) le pongo con el número I'll connect you with her office lo comunico or (Spain/España) le pongo con su despacho 1.4 (link to main system) [phone/gas] conectar we haven't been connected yet aún no nos han conectado a la red to be connected to the Internet estar* conectado a Internet
    Example sentences
    • They are less likely than the well-off to be connected to mains water supplies and pay on average 12 times more per litre.
    • Barnsley Council says it did not plant the device, and mystery grew because it did not appear to have been connected to a power supply or transmitter.
    • The water supply was to be connected to the city water mains.
  • 2 (associate) [people/ideas/events] relacionar, asociar
    Example sentences
    • Eventually we were connected to Her Majesty's press office.
    • Also, when I dial 999 I am connected to Wakefield whose staff haven't a clue where I am or what I am talking about.
    • She took out her cell phone and called information, and was soon connected to the power company, who put her on hold for 45 minutes.
    Example sentences
    • By the eighteenth century, masculine chastity was closely connected with one's respectability and membership among the middling sorts.
    • I think the issue at hand is really the necessity for designers to understand and be aware of the associations our visuals are connected to.
    • They've been married for fourteen years, and this trip is connected with some incident that occurred while they were dating.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 1.1 (be joined together) [rooms] comunicarse*; [pipes] empalmar 1.2 (be fitted) to connect (to sth) estar* conectado (a algo)
    Example sentences
    • Some mobiles contain modems that can be connected to a laptop computer for internet access while you're on the road.
    • The antenna on the customer's roof is connected through a wire to a modem connected to a home computer through a network card that can handle a fast stream of data.
    • As the photographer took the pictures, the director watched them via the photographer's mobile phone, which was connected to his computer in New York.
    Example sentences
    • The word ‘bridge’ in this community's name comes from the corridors and bridges that connect the seven buildings.
    • Padding from the bathroom, I opened the door that connected their two rooms, entering the den of the sleeping dragon.
    • The two buildings will be connected by an underground rail link and the tubular passageways, one of which will be rebuilt to accommodate a moving walkway.
  • 2 [Transport/Transporte] to connect with sth [train/boat/flight] enlazar* con algo, conectar con algo (Latin America/América Latina) this flight connects with a flight to Rome este vuelo enlaza or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) conecta con uno a Roma
  • 3 [colloquial/familiar] 3.1 (make contact) he connected and sent him flying le dio un puñetazo que lo mandó por los aires 3.2 (be sympathetic) to connect (with sb/sth) sintonizar* (con algn/algo) we just don't connect simplemente no sintonizamos or no estamos en la misma onda
    Example sentences
    • He still had his Mom, Suzan, but he didn't connect with her like he connected with his Dad.
    • Coming to the conference is a unique opportunity to meet and connect with other members of the photographic community.
    • From the hub, flights to Manchester, England expand the commitment to Caribbean nationals wanting to connect with relatives in Europe.

Phrasal verbs

connect up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [wires/apparatus] conectar 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [wires] conectarse don't you see? it all connects up ¿no ves? todo está relacionado

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