V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. a go-between through which two parties communicate; 2. a bond or union, especially an illicit love affair

Synonyms: go-between, connection, link, union, nexus, contact, intermediary, affair, romance, fling


Tips: Liaison is derived from the French liaison, which means "a union, a binding together." A liaison is a bond or union, or an actual person who helps to facilitate a bond by communicating with the parties involved. Liaison can also refer to an illicit affair.

Usage Examples:

During the negotiating period, the agent acted as a liaison between the two parties. (connection, link)

The people of the neighborhood formed a liaison to help combat the theft problem. (union, nexus)

His marriage broke up after he admitted to having an extramarital liaison. (affair)

The foreign business man asked the company for a liaison to assist him while on business in New York. (contact, go-between)

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