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

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The council promoted social justice and philanthropic work, and liaised with South African students who opposed apartheid. Sean Williams, Harper's magazine, "The Black Axe," 19 Aug. 2019 Because of state laws, Underwood’s office does not have the authority to unanimously call a grand jury, but must rather liaise with district attorneys at the local level. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "Even more states have launched investigations into clerical abuse since the Pennsylvania report," 24 Oct. 2018 But the process could be delayed by questions on land ownership, said Pacasum, who helped evacuate people during the siege, and now liaises with the provincial government on rehabilitation. Rina Chandran, The Christian Science Monitor, "Philippine city ushers in 'community-led rehabilitation' after siege," 29 June 2018 Berlin also liaised with the European Commission, the EU’s executive body. Bojan Pancevski, WSJ, "Germany’s Merkel Reaches Out to EU Members Over Immigration Dispute," 17 June 2018 The club has been liaising with the emergency services since the incident occurred and will continue to do so., "Liverpool & Roma Condemn 'Abhorrent' Attack That Left Fan Critically Injured Prior to UCL Clash," 25 Apr. 2018 The committee will also start liaising with Venezuela’s other large creditors, including China and Russia, the person said. Julie Wernau, WSJ, "Venezuela Bonds Deliver Top Returns in Emerging Markets This Year," 20 Apr. 2018 But liaising is about all that can be done in cases when the activity is on social media or on a US state’s systems because of the NSA’s charter and the restrictions placed upon the military under the Posse Comitatus Act. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Why US “cyber-warriors” can’t do anything about Russian “cyber-meddling”," 28 Feb. 2018 About two years ago, Whole Foods started to develop a system under which larger suppliers would only have to liaise with the global team in Austin. Beth Kowitt, Fortune, "Whole Foods Outlines New Prime Loyalty Program with Its Suppliers," 20 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of liaise

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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back-formation from liaison

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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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