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[lee-eyz] /liˈeɪz/
verb (used without object), liaised, liaising.
to form a liaison.
Origin of liaise
1925-30; back formation from liaison Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for liaise
  • My job, as medical rescue coordinator, is to liaise with and supervise these teams.
  • They design and implement and manage and coordinate and facilitate and liaise.
  • They investigate gang motivated and gang related crimes and liaise with other police agencies to track gang offenders' activities.
  • liaise and communicate with all members of the skin cancer site-specific network group.
British Dictionary definitions for liaise


(intransitive) usually foll by with. to communicate and maintain contact (with)
Word Origin
C20: back formation from liaison
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Word Origin and History for liaise

1928, back-formation from liaison. Said to be a coinage of British military men in World War I. Related: Liaised; liaising.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for liaise



To cooperate; get into regular contact: told her to liaise with the FBI

[1916+; shortening of liaison]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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