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Definition of liaise verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    liaise

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//liˈeɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//liˈeɪz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they liaise
    BrE BrE//liˈeɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//liˈeɪz//
     
    he / she / it liaises
    BrE BrE//liˈeɪzɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//liˈeɪzɪz//
     
    past simple liaised
    BrE BrE//liˈeɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//liˈeɪzd//
     
    past participle liaised
    BrE BrE//liˈeɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//liˈeɪzd//
     
    -ing form liaising
    BrE BrE//liˈeɪzɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//liˈeɪzɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] liaise (with somebody) (especially British English) to work closely with somebody and exchange information with them He had to liaise directly with the police while writing the report. The tax office liaises closely with our department on such matters.
  2. 2[intransitive] liaise (between A and B) to act as a link between two or more people or groups Her job is to liaise between students and teachers.
  3. Word Origin 1920s (originally military slang): back-formation from liaison.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: liaise