To join or be joined with something else (Cambridge dictionary)
“The Merriam-WebsterDictionary (Connect, 2012) defines connect in multiple ways including, “to become joined,” “to meet for the transference of passengers,” “to transfer as a stepin traveling to a final destination,” “to make a successful hit,” “to have or establish a rapport,” “to establish a communications connection,” “to join or fasten together usually by something intervening,” or to“place or establish in relationship.” (Lane & Serafica, 2014)
Lane, S. H., & Serafica, R. (2014). An exploration of the concept of connect. In Nursing Forum (Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 39-48).