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1. affair, affaire, amour, intimacy, involvement, liaison

a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

2. contact, inter-group communication, liaison, link

a channel for communication between groups

Example Sentences:
'he provided a liaison with the guerrillas'

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see synonyms of liaison
communication and contact between groups or units
2. (modifier)
of or relating to liaison between groups or units
a liaison officer
a secretive or adulterous sexual relationship
one who acts as an agent between parties; intermediary
the relationship between military units necessary to ensure unity of purpose
(in the phonology of several languages, esp French) the pronunciation of a normally silent consonant at the end of a word immediately before another word commencing with a vowel, in such a way that the consonant is taken over as the initial sound of the following word. Liaison is seen between French ils (il) and ont (ɔ̃), to give ils ont (il zɔ̃)
any thickening for soups, sauces, etc, such as egg yolks or cream

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see synonyms of liaison
a linking up or connecting of two or more separate entities or of the parts, as military units, of a whole so that they can work together effectively
an illicit love affair
in spoken French, the linking of words, under certain conditions, by pronouncing the final consonant, ordinarily silent, of one word as though it were the initial consonant of the following word, as in the phrase chez elle (pronounced (ʃeɪ ˈzɛl) ; shā zelˈ) )
a person who functions as a connection, as between persons or groups

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see synonyms of liaison
a. An instance or a means of communication between different groups or units of an organization, especially in the armed forces.
b. One that maintains communication: served as the president's liaison with Congress.
2. A sexual relationship, especially when at least one person is married or involved in a sexual relationship with someone else.
3. Linguistics Pronunciation of the usually silent final consonant of a word when followed by a word beginning with a vowel, especially in French.
intr.v. li·a·soned, li·a·son·ing, li·a·sons
To serve as a liaison.

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