liaise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from liaison, itself from French liaison (binding).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /liːˈeɪz/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪz

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.
    • 2020 May 20, “Network News: Clas 345s finally able to serve Heathrow Airport”, in Rail, page 15:
      As of May 12, Crossrail was liaising with contractors to enable physical work at stations to restart. This had been suspended on March 24 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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