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verb (used without object), li·aised, li·ais·ing.
  1. to form a liaison.
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Origin of liaise

First recorded in 1925–30; back formation from liaison
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Related Words

communicate, contact, connect, network, collaborate, negotiate, correspond, talk, cooperate, conjoin, rally

British Dictionary definitions for liaised


  1. (intr usually foll by with) to communicate and maintain contact (with)
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Word Origin

C20: back formation from liaison
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Word Origin and History for liaised



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

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