liaise

[ lee-eyz ]
/ liˈeɪz /

verb (used without object), li·aised, li·ais·ing.

to form a liaison.

Nearby words

  1. liability,
  2. liability engineering,
  3. liability insurance,
  4. liability limit,
  5. liable,
  6. liaison,
  7. liaison officer,
  8. liakoura,
  9. liana,
  10. liane

Origin of liaise

First recorded in 1925–30; back formation from liaison

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British Dictionary definitions for liaises

liaise

/ (lɪˈeɪz) /

verb

(intr usually foll by with) to communicate and maintain contact (with)

Word Origin for liaise

C20: back formation from liaison

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Word Origin and History for liaises

liaise

v.

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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