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fa·cil·i·tate

 (fə-sĭl′ĭ-tāt′)
tr.v. fa·cil·i·tat·ed, fa·cil·i·tat·ing, fa·cil·i·tates
1. To make easy or easier: political agreements that facilitated troop withdrawals.
2. To lead (a discussion), as by asking questions, mediating between opposing viewpoints, or ensuring that all participants' views are heard.

[French faciliter, from Old French, from Italian facilitare, from facile, facile, from Latin facilis; see facile.]

fa·cil′i·ta′tive (-tā′tĭv) adj.
fa·cil′i·ta′tor n.

facilitate

(fəˈsɪlɪˌteɪt)
vb
(tr) to make easier; assist the progress of
faˈcilitative adj
faˈciliˌtator n

fa•cil•i•tate

(fəˈsɪl ɪˌteɪt)

v.t. -tat•ed, -tat•ing.
1. to make easier or less difficult; help forward: Careful planning facilitates any kind of work.
2. to assist the progress of (a person).
[1605–15; < French faciliter < Italian facilitare, facility]
fa•cil′i•ta`tive, adj.
fa•cil′i•ta`tor, n.

facilitate


Past participle: facilitated
Gerund: facilitating

Imperative
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Present
I facilitate
you facilitate
he/she/it facilitates
we facilitate
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Preterite
I facilitated
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Present Continuous
I am facilitating
you are facilitating
he/she/it is facilitating
we are facilitating
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Present Perfect
I have facilitated
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Past Continuous
I was facilitating
you were facilitating
he/she/it was facilitating
we were facilitating
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Past Perfect
I had facilitated
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we had facilitated
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Future
I will facilitate
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Future Perfect
I will have facilitated
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we will have facilitated
you will have facilitated
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Future Continuous
I will be facilitating
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we will be facilitating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been facilitating
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we have been facilitating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been facilitating
you will have been facilitating
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we will have been facilitating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been facilitating
you had been facilitating
he/she/it had been facilitating
we had been facilitating
you had been facilitating
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Conditional
I would facilitate
you would facilitate
he/she/it would facilitate
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Past Conditional
I would have facilitated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.facilitate - make easierfacilitate - make easier; "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"
aid, assist, help - give help or assistance; be of service; "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this table?"; "She never helps around the house"
2.facilitate - be of use; "This will help to prevent accidents"
serve - contribute or conduce to; "The scandal served to increase his popularity"
3.facilitate - increase the likelihood of (a response); "The stimulus facilitates a delayed impulse"
physiology - processes and functions of an organism
cause, do, make - give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"

facilitate

verb further, help, forward, promote, ease, speed up, pave the way for, fast-track, make easy, expedite, oil the wheels of, smooth the path of, assist the progress of The new airport will facilitate the development of tourism.
further prevent, delay, frustrate, handicap, restrain, hamper, thwart, hinder, obstruct, impede, encumber, hold up or back

facilitate

verb
To make less difficult:
Idioms: clear the way for, grease the wheels, open the door for.
Translations

facilitate

[fəˈsɪlɪteɪt] VT (= make easier) → facilitar; (= assist progress of) → favorecer

facilitate

[fəˈsɪlɪteɪt] vt [+ development, growth, recovery, process] → faciliter; [+ communication] → faciliter

facilitate

vterleichtern; (= make possible)ermöglichen; it would facilitate matterses würde die Sache erleichtern

facilitate

[fəˈsɪlɪˌteɪt] vtfacilitare, agevolare

facilitate

v. facilitar; proporcionar.
References in classic literature ?
First: In order to facilitate the fastening to it of an additional line from a neighboring boat, in case the stricken whale should sound so deep as to threaten to carry off the entire line originally attached to the harpoon.
Unencumbered with luggage, they would soon overtake the coach, and, passing it and preceding it on the road, would order its horses in advance, and greatly facilitate its progress during the precious hours of the night, when delay was the most to be dreaded.
My aunt seemed disposed to contest the point; but to facilitate matters I said I would gladly remain behind, if they pleased; and returned into Mr.
They were well pleased to find they had a friend within the place, who might, in the moment of need, be able to facilitate their entrance, and readily agreed with the Saxon that a storm, under whatever disadvantages, ought to be attempted, as the only means of liberating the prisoners now in the hands of the cruel Front-de-B
I deny, it is true, that what is now called "society " is society in any real sense, and my best wish for it is that it may dissolve too rapidly to make it worth the while of those who are " not in society "to facilitate its dissolution by violently pounding it into small pieces.
They were small barrels and I thought that Erik must have selected them of that size to facilitate their carriage to the house on the lake.
The Abyssins are not only obliged to maintain the troops in their march, but to repair the roads, to clear them, especially in the forests, of brambles and thorns, and by all means possible to facilitate the passage of the army.
But I had no intention on that account of attempting to master all the particular sciences commonly denominated mathematics: but observing that, however different their objects, they all agree in considering only the various relations or proportions subsisting among those objects, I thought it best for my purpose to consider these proportions in the most general form possible, without referring them to any objects in particular, except such as would most facilitate the knowledge of them, and without by any means restricting them to these, that afterwards I might thus be the better able to apply them to every other class of objects to which they are legitimately applicable.
The want of fortifications, leaving the frontiers of one state open to another, would facilitate inroads.
These quays, rising and falling with the tide, thus facilitate the loading and unloading of vessels.
The grafting of skin and bone is done to facilitate healing: the surgeon places in the middle of the wound pieces of skin snipped from another animal, or fragments of bone from a victim freshly killed.
I will facilitate it by repeating the question, `Will you, or will you not, retract?