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Connect vs. Terminate

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Connectverb

To join (to another object): to attach, or to be intended to attach or capable of attaching, to another object.

‘I think this piece connects to that piece over there.’;

Terminateverb

To end, especially in an incomplete state.

‘to terminate a surface by a line’; ‘to terminate an effort, or a controversy’;

Connectverb

To join: to attach, or to be intended to attach or capable of attaching, to each other.

‘Both roads have the same name, but they don't connect: they're on opposite sides of the river, and there's no bridge there.’;

Terminateverb

To set or be a limit or boundary to.

Connectverb

To join (two other objects), or to join (one object) to (another object): to be a link between two objects, thereby attaching them to each other.

‘The new railroad will connect the northern part of the state to the southern part.’;

Terminateverb

To kill.

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Connectverb

To join (two other objects), or to join (one object) to (another object): to take one object and attach it to another.

‘I connected the printer to the computer, but I couldn't get it work.’;

Terminateverb

To end the employment contract of an employee; to fire, lay off.

Connectverb

To join an electrical or telephone line to a circuit or network.

‘When the technician connects my house, I'll be able to access the internet.’;

Terminateadjective

Terminated; limited; bounded; ended.

Connectverb

To associate; to establish a relation between.

‘I didn't connect my lost jewelry with the news of an area cat burglar until the police contacted me.’;

Terminateadjective

Having a definite and clear limit or boundary; having a determinate size, shape or magnitude.

‘Mountains on the Moon cast shadows that are very dark, terminate and more distinct than those cast by mountains on the Earth.’;

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Connectverb

To make a travel connection; to switch from one means of transport to another as part of the same trip.

‘I'm flying to London where I connect with a flight heading to Hungary.’;

Terminateadjective

(mathematics) Expressible in a finite number of terms; (of a decimal) not recurring or infinite.

‘One third is a recurring decimal, but one half is a terminate decimal.’;

Connectverb

To join, or fasten together, as by something intervening; to associate; to combine; to unite or link together; to establish a bond or relation between.

‘He fills, he bounds, connects and equals all.’; ‘A man must see the connection of each intermediate idea with those that it connects before he can use it in a syllogism.’;

Terminateverb

To set a term or limit to; to form the extreme point or side of; to bound; to limit; as, to terminate a surface by a line.

Connectverb

To associate (a person or thing, or one's self) with another person, thing, business, or affair.

Terminateverb

To put an end to; to make to cease; as, to terminate an effort, or a controversy.

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Connectverb

To establish a communication link; - used with with; as, his telephone didn't answer, so I connected with him by email.

Terminateverb

Hence, to put the finishing touch to; to bring to completion; to perfect.

‘During this interval of calm and prosperity, he [Michael Angelo] terminated two figures of slaves, destined for the tomb, in an incomparable style of art.’;

Connectverb

To electronically or mechanically link (a device) to another device, or to link a device to a common communication line; - used with with; as, the installer connected our telephones on Monday; I connected my VCR to the TV set by myself; the plumber connected a shut-off valve to my gas line.

Terminateverb

To be limited in space by a point, line, or surface; to stop short; to end; to cease; as, the torrid zone terminates at the tropics.

Connectverb

To join, unite, or cohere; to have a close relation; as, one line of railroad connects with another; one argument connects with another.

Terminateverb

To come to a limit in time; to end; to close.

‘The wisdom of this world, its designs and efficacy, terminate on zhis side heaven.’;

Connectverb

connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces;

‘Can you connect the two loudspeakers?’; ‘Tie the ropes together’; ‘Link arms’;

Terminateverb

bring to an end or halt;

‘She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime’; ‘The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WWI’;

Connectverb

make a logical or causal connection;

‘I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind’; ‘colligate these facts’; ‘I cannot relate these events at all’;

Terminateverb

have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical;

‘the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed’; ‘Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other’; ‘My property ends by the bushes’; ‘The symphony ends in a pianissimo’;

Connectverb

be or become joined or united or linked;

‘The two streets connect to become a highway’; ‘Our paths joined’; ‘The travelers linked up again at the airport’;

Terminateverb

be the end of; be the last or concluding part of;

‘This sad scene ended the movie’;

Connectverb

join by means of communication equipment;

‘The telephone company finally put in lines to connect the towns in this area’;

Terminateverb

terminate the employment of;

‘The boss fired his secretary today’; ‘The company terminated 25% of its workers’;

Connectverb

land on or hit solidly;

‘The brick connected on her head, knocking her out’;

Connectverb

join for the purpose of communication;

‘Operator, could you connect me to the Raffles in Singapore?’;

Connectverb

be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation;

‘The local train does not connect with the Amtrak train’; ‘The planes don't connect and you will have to wait for four hours’;

Connectverb

establish a rapport or relationship;

‘The President of this university really connects with the faculty’;

Connectverb

establish communication with someone;

‘did you finally connect with your long-lost cousin?’;

Connectverb

plug into an outlet;

‘Please plug in the toaster!’; ‘Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight’;

Connectverb

hit or play a ball successfully;

‘The batter connected for a home run’;

Connectverb

bring together or into contact so that a real or notional link is established

‘the electrodes were connected to a recording device’;

Connectverb

join together so as to provide access and communication

‘all the buildings are connected by underground passages’; ‘the motorway connects with major routes from all parts of the country’;

Connectverb

link to a power or water supply

‘by 1892 most of the village had been connected to the mains’;

Connectverb

put (someone) into contact by telephone

‘I was quickly connected to the police’;

Connectverb

(of a train, bus, aircraft, etc.) be timed to arrive at its destination just before another train, bus, etc., departs so that passengers can transfer

‘the bus connects with trains from Windermere station’;

Connectverb

associate or relate (something) in some respect

‘jobs connected with the environment’; ‘employees are rewarded with bonuses connected to their firm's performance’;

Connectverb

provide or have a link or relationship with

‘there was no evidence to connect Jefferson with the theft’; ‘the desire for religious faith connects up with profound needs at the core of our existence’;

Connectverb

form a relationship or feel an affinity

‘he can't connect with anyone any more’;

Connectverb

(of a blow) hit the intended target

‘the blow connected and he felt a burst of pain’;

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