liaise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from liaison, itself from French liaison (binding), from Latin ligatio (stem ligation-) (English ligation), derived from ligō, from Proto-Indo-European *leygʰ- (to bind).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

liaise (third-person singular simple present liaises, present participle liaising, simple past and past participle liaised)

  1. To establish a liaison.
  2. To act between parties with a view to reconciling differences.
  3. To cooperate, consult and discuss in order to come to a common solution.