Definition of liaise in English:



  • Establish a working relationship, typically in order to cooperate on a matter of mutual concern.

    ‘she will liaise with teachers across the country’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This is where support workers, such as Caroline, step in to improve links with schools and liaise with teachers.’
    • ‘The government is also to consider the appointment of consultants to liaise with local communities on the hosting of asylum seekers.’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘I worked closely with a changing House Committee and liaised closely with staff from the Hawthorn Council.’
    • ‘We have liaised with the community to open up sections of bridleways.’
    • ‘At the same time detectives will be liaising with York police for any intelligence they can offer.’
    • ‘Police are also keeping an open mind as to a possible racial motive and are liaising with community leaders in the area.’
    • ‘He and his men will control the camp's perimeter and mount patrols to secure the area and liaise with nearby communities.’
    • ‘We will be liaising with young people, parents, schools and our partner agencies across the borough to try to reduce problems concerning local youngsters.’
    • ‘She has liaised with the community, built the school's special needs department and mentors every new teacher.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Businesses in the City of London have been extensively briefed, and police have liaised with leaders of community groups which could be targeted.’
    • ‘Soldiers liaise and mix with community members while maintaining their professional bearing.’
    • ‘We attend their meetings, we liaise with them, find out local concerns and work together with them in the interests of local people.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The battalion's Civil Military Affairs representatives liaised with local communities to explain what they would see and hear during the fire mission.’
    • ‘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.’
    cooperate, work together, collaborate
    communicate, intercommunicate, exchange information, network, interface, link up, hook up
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1920s (originally British military slang): back-formation from liaison.