Need help replacing "connected" with a more informal word in the following line:

"Preeti connected with neighbors on Chats and Discussions."

Connected to me sounds like a very "enterprise" term.

Please suggest.

  • Thanks Jim. "chatted" doesn't go with discussions. Need to highlight feature of chat and general discussion. Something less informal than "hooked up" is what I am looking for.
    – Shubhneet
    Dec 31, 2013 at 6:48
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    Hello, and welcome to EL&U. How about associated? Talked? Bonded (a cliche now)? Befriended? Kept in touch with? Kept up with? Dec 31, 2013 at 8:18
  • Is "Chats and Discussions" a name for something? I ask only because you have used capital letters. Is the example sentence to be used as a title?
    – Mari-Lou A
    Dec 31, 2013 at 9:33
  • Chats and Discussions are names of features of the website, this content is going on.
    – Shubhneet
    Dec 31, 2013 at 11:19

5 Answers 5


You could use "be in touch" or (depending on the context) "get in touch":

"Preeti was in touch with neighbors on Chats and Discussions"

"Preeti got in touch with neighbors on Chats and Discussions"

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    "stays in touch" sounds good ..
    – Shubhneet
    Dec 31, 2013 at 11:18

Connect is not an (overly-) 'enterprise' term.

It is the right word for the context.

Enjoy the sun! Connect with neighbors! It's warm outside, and that means time for summer community events, summer concerts, and street fairs.

In an age of technology so vastly consuming our every moment of free time, it can be difficult to connect with neighbors on a regular basis.


Preeti met with neighbors on Chats and Discussions.


Preeti synched with neighbors on Chats and Discussions."


Preeti made friends with neighbors on Chats and Discussions


  • hung out with
  • mixed with
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    I think it ought to be hung out with.
    – Jim
    Dec 31, 2013 at 17:52

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