link verb

ADV. closely, intimately | firmly, strongly, tightly | loosely | directly, explicitly Diseases that can be directly linked to pollution. | indissolubly, inescapably, inevitably, inexorably, inextricably, inseparably Poverty and crime are inextricably linked. | clearly, obviously | necessarily | intrinsically | causally | physically | romantically She has never been romantically linked with anyone. | in some way, somehow I could not help feeling that these factors were somehow linked. | together, up The two spacecraft will link up in orbit.

PREP. into The computers are linked into a network. | to Scientists have linked the illness to the use of pesticides. | with the road that links Cairo with Alexandria