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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.
References in classic literature ?
Let it be remarked, in the third place, that the intercourse throughout the Union will be facilitated by new improvements.
But while she was pursuing this thought the good genius of Sophia, or that which presided over the integrity of Mrs Honour, or perhaps mere chance, sent an accident in her way, which at once preserved her fidelity, and even facilitated the intended business.
His plans were facilitated by the news which arrived from Paris.
The same organ having performed simultaneously very different functions, and then having been specialised for one function; and two very distinct organs having performed at the same time the same function, the one having been perfected whilst aided by the other, must often have largely facilitated transitions.
67% fixed for ten years, featured five years of interest only, and facilitated the purchase of a mixed use, commercial / office building in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn.
The program is structured as a two year experience where shared visioning, dialogue, collaboration, collegial coaching, inquiry/action research, and shared learning are facilitated in the context of teacher problem-solving the development of best practices in their schools and classrooms.
The FTC found that NTSP's use of a poll facilitated a price-fixing agreement among its competing physician members.
Nonconscious Movements: From Mystical Messages to Facilitated Communication by Herman H.
One method used by PRTs to facilitated the reach of central government and develop governing capacity was through selecting reconstruction projects.
It's a testament to lean accounting's effectiveness that it is perhaps the only business system that has facilitated inventory management improvement.