[ lee-eyz ]
/ liˈeɪz /
verb (used without object), li·aised, li·ais·ing.
to form a liaison.
- liability engineering,
- liability insurance,
- liability limit,
- liaison officer,
Origin of liaise
First recorded in 1925–30; back formation from liaison
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/ (lɪˈeɪz) /
(intr usually foll by with) to communicate and maintain contact (with)
Word Origin for liaise
C20: back formation from liaison
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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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