Posted by: retarigan | August 20, 2015

Word Dictionary [200815]


Word of the day: liaise
Definition: v.intr. (foll. by with, between) colloq. establish cooperation, act as a link.
Synonyms: intercede, mediate, intermediate, arbitrate
Etymology: back-form. f. LIAISON (more…)

pronunciation: lɪˈeɪz

from Oxford: liaise

v.intr.  (foll. by with, between) colloq.  establish cooperation, act as a link.
Etymology: back-form. f.  LIAISON

from Wordnet: liaise

v :  act between parties with a view to reconciling differences; “He interceded in the family dispute”;”He mediated a settlement” [syn: intercede, mediate, intermediate, arbitrate]

Quote of the day: Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. by Henry Ward Beecher

Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle

Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle

Birthday of the day: Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle; Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle (20 August 1517 – 21 September 1586), Comte de La Baume Saint Amour, was a French statesman, made a cardinal, who followed his father as a leading minister of the Spanish Habsburgs, and was one of the most influential European politicians during the time which immediately followed the appearance of Protestantism in Europe; ‘the dominating Imperial statesman of the whole century’. He was also a notable art collector, the ‘greatest private collector of his time, the friend and patron of Titian and Leoni and many other artists’.

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