connect (up) to (someone or something)

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connect (up) to (someone or something)

1. To physically join people or things together. A noun or pronoun can be used between "connect" and "to." The handcuffs kept the thief connected to the chair as he was questioned. If you don't connect this piece to that one, the base will be lopsided.
2. To be involved in or linked to something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "connect" and "to." Once he became connected to that scandal, his political career was over.
3. To successfully access a connection to something, such as electricity or the Internet. A noun or pronoun can be used between "connect" and "to." I'm having a hard time connecting to the Wi-Fi here.
See also: connect

connect (up) to something

to attach to something; to attach or link something to some electrical device or electrical signal. When we finish the house, we will connect up to the utilities. We have to connect to the Internet ourselves.
See also: connect

connect someone or something(up) to someone or something

 and connect someone or something (up) with someone or something 
1. Lit. to connect people or things in any combination, physically or by wires. The nurse connected Maggie up to the electrocardiograph. Eric connected the machine to the wall plug. The receptionist connected my call up to Susan.
2. Fig. to make a mental connection between people and things in any combination. I connected myself up to a person with similar interests. I often connect up Bob to sailing, because I first met him on a boat.
3. Fig. to argue that someone or something is linked to a criminal or a criminal act. I can connect Eric to the crime. The police connected the stolen goods to Susan.
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From a sociological perspective, the author considers how such machines influence who we are and how we connect to one other.
The problem is that this design means that the access points where the backbones (spokes) connect to one another are incredibly congested.
Moreover, although there are many small clumps of specialized cells in the brain stem and the forebrain that help orchestrate circadian rhythms - the daily cycles of wakefulness and sleep - it has been a mystery how these cell groups connect to one another, Saper said, and how a master switch might work.
The two backplane ports connect to one or two ATCA-FM40 star fabric card(s) in the chassis.
Program participants use Acme Packet Net-Net session border controllers to connect to one another directly, via neutral exchanges, or as part of private federations.
Air Baruch will make it easier for students to connect to one another," says Arthur Downing, CIO and Chief Librarian, Baruch College.
This year's Exceptional Communicator awards winners are Hardy Brown, who 40 years ago founded the Black Voice News, a chain of black weekly newspapers to give African Americans settling in the rapidly growing suburbs of the Inland Empire a way to connect to one another and to make their voices heard;
The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the Xtenda X300 kit, which allows three additional users to connect to one host PC, is $249 and it's backed by a solid 1-year limited warranty.
WE: Women's Entertainment is the only cable network dedicated to helping women connect to one another and the world around them.
com users access to JamboTECH's new HyperDial, the industry's first "click-to-call, record and conference" technology -- enabling sales and customer support representatives to instantly connect to one or multiple parties, via the telephone, with a simple click of a mouse.
HyperDial turns any phone number within Internet Explorer or Microsoft Outlook into a live hyperlink, enabling users to instantly connect to one or multiple parties, via the telephone, with a simple click of a mouse.
With UWB as the basis for wireless USB, PCs, peripherals, consumer electronics, and mobile devices will be able to connect to one another using a common interface at hundreds of megabits per second, low power and low cost.
WIDCOMM is dedicated to streamlining the way people work together and connect to one other," commented Hiep Pham, WIDCOMM president and CEO.
By using BGP4 (Border Gateway Protocol) to route traffic between external networks and high-capacity redundant switching architecture, Diveo created a superior peering center where ISPs can connect to one another in an open environment," concluded Rutchik.