li·​aise | \ lē-ˈāz How to pronounce liaise (audio) \
liaised; liaising

Definition of liaise

intransitive verb

1 chiefly British : to establish liaison was sent to Rome to liaise with the new government
2 chiefly British : to act as a liaison officer

Examples of liaise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Under current procedures, each department designates a career senior staff person to liaise with incoming presidents and organize transition activities. Bruce Bartlett, The New Republic, "Is Biden Ready for a Helter-Skelter Presidential Transition?," 2 Nov. 2020 Our priority and focus right now is to update our audiences and liaise with our artists as well as our festival partners and venues. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Here Are All the Major Music Events Canceled Due to Coronavirus (Updating)," 4 Aug. 2020 Mid-level Treasury appointees liaise with the State Department in crafting trade policies that govern how the U.S. imports and exports emissions, and can set the agenda for international institutions like the World Bank and IMF. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, "Inside the Fight to Shape Biden’s Climate Policy," 17 June 2020 Davidson formed the Men of Leimert neighborhood watch group in November to liaise between his neighbors and the police. Los Angeles Times, "South L.A.'s Leimert Park plans a peaceful bicycle demonstration," 5 June 2020 The ministry added that an expert physician has been sent to liaise with Japanese health officials. Gerry Shih, Washington Post, "Fears mount over new coronavirus case in cruise ship thought to be infection free," 16 Feb. 2020 Chalo would be buzzing with tech and operational teams working to grow their ticketing offerings on the Chalo card and app, while liaising with state and private bus owners to operate 2,000 buses in 14 cities to ferry 1.5 million passengers a day. Maithreyi Seetharaman, Fortune, "The Coronavirus Economy: The startup founder in India striving to improve mass transit," 1 May 2020 My job was mainly liaising with foreign and local media, international aid organizations and the small diplomatic community in the country then. Amrullah Saleh, Time, "I Fought the Taliban. Now I'm Ready to Meet Them at the Ballot Box.," 28 Feb. 2020 The ministry added that an expert physician has been sent to liaise with Japanese health officials. Anchorage Daily News, "44 Americans on cruise ship docked in Japan tested positive for coronavirus, U.S. health official says," 17 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of liaise

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for liaise

back-formation from liaison

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“Liaise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of liaise

chiefly British : to make it possible for two organizations or groups to work together and provide information to each other : to act as a liaison

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