Definition of liaise in US English:

liaise

verb

[no object]
  • Establish a working relationship, typically in order to cooperate on a matter of mutual concern.

    ‘she will liaise with teachers across the country’
    • ‘This is where support workers, such as Caroline, step in to improve links with schools and liaise with teachers.’
    • ‘Matt visited other cities to investigate how they dealt with kerb crawlers and liaised with their community action teams on the best approach to deal with the problem.’
    • ‘He and his men will control the camp's perimeter and mount patrols to secure the area and liaise with nearby communities.’
    • ‘The battalion's Civil Military Affairs representatives liaised with local communities to explain what they would see and hear during the fire mission.’
    • ‘She has liaised with the community, built the school's special needs department and mentors every new teacher.’
    • ‘Soldiers liaise and mix with community members while maintaining their professional bearing.’
    • ‘Businesses in the City of London have been extensively briefed, and police have liaised with leaders of community groups which could be targeted.’
    • ‘Surely, you can liaise with counsel in that matter, do you think?’
    • ‘He confirmed his officers were liaising with other forces, and said that although there was no scientific evidence to link the three cases, there were similarities.’
    • ‘Company sources say it liaised with government officials for some time on putting together such an event, but it now fears it may be edged out.’
    • ‘I worked closely with a changing House Committee and liaised closely with staff from the Hawthorn Council.’
    • ‘The government is also to consider the appointment of consultants to liaise with local communities on the hosting of asylum seekers.’
    • ‘At the same time detectives will be liaising with York police for any intelligence they can offer.’
    • ‘We will be liaising with young people, parents, schools and our partner agencies across the borough to try to reduce problems concerning local youngsters.’
    • ‘You need to be well organised and flexible to ensure that you meet your deadlines and have good communication skills, as you will be liaising with both guests and suppliers.’
    • ‘We attend their meetings, we liaise with them, find out local concerns and work together with them in the interests of local people.’
    • ‘We have liaised with the community to open up sections of bridleways.’
    • ‘Police are also keeping an open mind as to a possible racial motive and are liaising with community leaders in the area.’
    • ‘Organisers are liaising with the locals to make sure pilots don't land on crops, and the roar of the balloon's burners doesn't spook sheep and cattle.’
    • ‘‘Now that it has been brought to our attention again, we will be liaising with the police to see if we can find a quick solution,’ he added.’
    cooperate, work together, collaborate
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Origin

1920s (originally military slang): back-formation from liaison.

Pronunciation

liaise

/liˈeɪz//lēˈāz/