Quick answer
"Connect" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "conectar", and "terminate" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "poner fin a". Learn more about the difference between "connect" and "terminate" below.
connect(
kuh
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nehkt
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to link)
a. conectar
To stop the leak, you need to connect the drain properly.Para detener la fuga, hay que conectar el desagüe correctamente.
b. empalmar
I'll connect the wires at the fuse box.Voy a empalmar los cables en la caja de fusibles.
c. unir
I applied silicone to the joint to connect the pipes.Apliqué silicona a la junta para unir los tubos.
2. (to associate)
a. relacionar
There is reason to believe that the two companies are connected.Hay razón para creer que las dos empresas están relacionadas.
b. asociar
There is a slanderous campaign to connect our group with the mafia.Hay una campaña de difamación dirigida a asociar a nuestro grupo con la mafia.
c. vincular
Scientists have connected global warming with carbon emissions.Los científicos han vinculado el calentamiento global con las emisiones de carbono.
3. (telecommunications)
a. comunicar
Can you connect me with Mr. Rogers please?¿Me puede comunicar con el señor Rogers, por favor?
b. poner
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Please connect me with Miss Garcia.Por favor, póngame con la señorita García.
4. (computing)
a. conectar
I just moved in and the cable company hasn't come to connect me to the Internet yet.Acabo de mudarme y la empresa de cable todavía no ha venido a conectarme a Internet.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to attach)
a. conectarse
The pipes should connect here.Los tubos deberían conectarse aquí.
b. empalmarse
The cables connect under ground.Los cables se empalman bajo tierra.
6. (transport)
a. enlazarse
My flights connect in Chicago.Los vuelos se enlazan en Chicago.
b. hacer conexión
This flight connects with a flight from Paris.Este vuelo hace conexión con otro proveniente de París.
7. (to make contact)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Jake's fist connected with Rodney's nose and knocked him down.Jake le dio un puñetazo en la nariz a Rodney y lo tumbó.
The general is certain the bomb connected with the intended target.El general está seguro de que la bomba dio en el blanco buscado.
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terminate
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to cause to end)
a. poner fin a
Gloria decided to terminate her friendship with Erlinda when she learned the truth.Gloria decidió poner fin a la amistad con Erlinda cuando supo la verdad.
b. finalizar
The team terminated his contract after his assault conviction.El equipo finalizó su contrato después de su condena por asalto.
c. concluir
The board voted to terminate the meeting.El consejo votó a favor de concluir la reunión.
d. interrumpir (pregnancy)
Today we discussed women's right to terminate a pregnancy at school.Hoy en la escuela debatimos sobre el derecho de las mujeres a interrumpir un embarazo.
2. (to dismiss from a job)
a. despedir
Colin alleges his boss terminated him because of his religion.Colin alega que su jefe lo despidió debido a su religión.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to end)
a. terminar
The train passes through Dundee, but terminates at Aberdeen.El tren pasa por Dundee, pero termina en Aberdeen.
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