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couple (verb) join; unite; combine; link.
When we couple two things together we join them. When we join, especially two vehicles by linking one with the other, we couple them together. The coaches of a train are coupled to one another, and the train is coupled to the engine. That is, the coaches are linked to one another and the train is linked to the engine. A good teacher couples their teaching with a joke now and then to make the subject interesting and their teaching lively to the pupils.
- Every department of the giant corporation has a number of monitors coupled in LAN to a single server in the chamber of the CEO.
- The government is very much harassed by the threat of aggression coupled with industrial unrest at home, and the civil rights activists pressing for the release of those detained.