connection

noun
1 relationship between two things
ADJECTIVE
clear, close, direct, intimate, strong

There is a close connection between family background and academic achievement.

tenuous
obvious
causal
emotional, spiritual

a deep physical and spiritual connection with nature

The way you establish a real emotional connection with someone is by sharing your inner worlds.

deep

His deepest connection is with his father, Frank Sr.

VERB + CONNECTION
have

His death had no connection with drugs.

discover, establish, find, form, make, see

Researchers have now established a connection between air pollution and asthma.

She did not make the connection between her diet and her poor health.

You can form strong connections when you work with people who share a mutual interest.

draw, trace

Kierkegaard draws a connection between anxiety and free will.

forge

a government initiative to forge new connections with industry

feel

We need to feel a connection to nature.

explore

This essay explores the connections between technology and nature.

maintain

He maintained his southern connection through summer visits with his relatives.

strengthen

This helps companies strengthen their connections to their customers.

share

He and John seem to share a connection.

break, sever

She wanted to sever all her connections with the company.

re-establish

Anna helped Rachel re-establish her connection with her brother.

deny

He denied any connection to the scam.

PREPOSITION
in connection with

I am writing in connection with your recent job application.

connection among

a set of connections among brain regions

They helped establish connections among labs from Honolulu to Paris.

connection between

the connection between crime and alcohol

connection to, connection with

What is your connection with the school?

PHRASES
in that/this connection (= for reasons connected with sth recently mentioned)
2 electrical connection, etc.
ADJECTIVE
loose
electrical
phone, telephone
cellular (esp. AmE), mobile
always-on, broadband, cable, dial-up, DSL, ethernet, high-speed, Internet, wireless

speedy, always-on Internet connections

A fast cable connection is recommended.

Each laptop has a wireless ethernet connection.

a high-speed network connection that makes accessing the Internet easy

VERB + CONNECTION
break

If you break the connection, the light won't come on.

CONNECTION + NOUN
charge, fee
PREPOSITION
connection to

We're waiting for connection to the water mains.

3 bus/train/plane
ADJECTIVE
good
tight
bus, rail, train
VERB + CONNECTION
make
miss
PREPOSITION
connection between

There are good connections between the resort and major cities.

4 person you know
ADJECTIVE
good
aristocratic (esp. BrE), business, family, personal, political, professional, social
VERB + CONNECTION
have

I have some good business connections in New York.

He has connections (= he knows people who would be able to help him).

use

She used her connections to get the job.

PREPOSITION
through connection

He got his job through connections.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Connection — Con*nec tion, n. [Cf. {Connexion}.] 1. The act of connecting, or the state of being connected; the act or process of bringing two things into contact; junction; union; as, the connection between church and state is inescapable; the connection of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • connection — con‧nec‧tion [kəˈnekʆn] also connexion noun 1. [countable] TELECOMMUNICATIONS something that joins you to a system, for example the telephone network or the Internet: • Do you have a broadband connection? …   Financial and business terms

  • connection — is similar to the concept of support, except that connection refers to a relationship between members in a structural model. A connection restrains degrees of freedom of one member with respect to another. For each restrained degree of freedom,… …   Mechanics glossary

  • Connection e.V. — Connection e. V. ist ein deutscher Verein mit Sitz in Offenbach am Main, der Deserteure unterstützt. Die Mitglieder stehen der Friedensbewegung nahe und sind ehrenamtlich tätig. Der Verein unterstützte mehrere tausend Deserteure bei der Asylsuche …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • connection — (Brit. also connexion) ► NOUN 1) a link or relationship. 2) the action of connecting. 3) (connections) influential people with whom one has contact or to whom one is related. 4) an opportunity for catching a connecting train, bus, etc. ● …   English terms dictionary

  • Connection (EP) — Connection EP (split) by Home Grown and Limbeck Released 2000 …   Wikipedia

  • Connection — e. V. ist ein deutscher Verein mit Sitz in Offenbach am Main, der Deserteure unterstützt. Die Mitglieder stehen der Friedensbewegung nahe und sind ehrenamtlich tätig. Der Verein unterstützte zunächst mehrere tausend Deserteure bei der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Connection — «Connection» Canción de The Rolling Stones Álbum Between the Buttons Publicación …   Wikipedia Español

  • connection — is now the dominant spelling, although connexion (preferred by Fowler) will be found in older printing styles. Fowler also wrote at length against what he regarded as the excessive use of in connection with, which he castigated as ‘a formula that …   Modern English usage

  • connection — [n1] person who aids another in achieving goal acquaintance, agent, ally, associate, association, contact, friend, gobetween, intermediary, kin, kindred, kinship, mentor, messenger, network, reciprocity, relation, relative, sponsor; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • connection — [kə nek′shən] n. [ME conneccioun < L connexio < connexus, pp. of connectere: see CONNECT] 1. a joining or being joined; coupling; union 2. a part or thing that joins; means of joining 3. a relationship; association; specif., a) the relation …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.