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noun     liaison pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [singular/uncountable] the exchange of information between people or organizations, so that they understand each other and work well together
    liaison with:

    The company has established a good liaison with local communities.

    in (close) liaison with someone:

    Project engineers are in close liaison with the client.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] the job of exchanging information about the work of an organization with people who are affected by it

      the home-school liaison officer

  2. 2
    [countable] a sexual or romantic relationship between two people, especially one that is secret or that you do not approve of


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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