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

intransitive verb

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

Examples of liaise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Moreover, the resolution stipulated that Yugoslavia was allowed to bring a limited number of security forces back, for very specific needs, including liaising with the international civil and peacekeeping (security) missions. Dahlia Scheindlin, The New Republic, 3 Nov. 2023 Unlike her previous experiences, DC Films didn’t have an in-house visual development department to liaise with over character designs, suit concepts, or even weapon designs. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 18 Aug. 2023 The butler was able to liaise with the shore excursion team to make that happen, and then got the ship’s carpenter to create a custom wooden case for the golf clubs with a commemorative placard to present as a gift from the captain. Scott Laird, Condé Nast Traveler, 3 July 2023 Courtney Storer’s role is to liaise with every department, from teaching actors how to cook to giving the writers her journals. Lisa Rosen, Los Angeles Times, 7 Aug. 2023 There, Lindsay worked fiendishly, renting a research office, researching machinery and tools, and liaising with the architecture faculty and scientists at McGill University. Wendy Moonan, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 July 2023 And the best part of its network is all fire watch officers are emergency trained, skilled at identifying hazards, and effectively liaising with local 911 authorities. Jon Stojan, Detroit Free Press, 21 June 2023 Bectu is now liaising with broadcasters in an attempt to remedy the situation. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 20 June 2023 This means having a dedicated partnerships team that liaises with the conference and assimilates every single aspect. Nikita Sachdev, Forbes, 3 May 2023 See More

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Word History


back-formation from liaison

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of liaise was in 1928

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“Liaise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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