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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.
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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.
He said that 22 women were facilitated to psycho-Social and legal consuming during the last three-years in which 6 women were facilitated in 2016-17, 2017-2018,
Referring to the history of relations between the two countries, he expressed hope that the economic relations between the two countries would be accelerated and facilitated.
He added that all Overseas Pakistanis have lauded this initiative of the Wafaqi Mohtasib and informed that through these Facilitation Desks, 151,738 passengers have been facilitated since its establishment.
Holly Chetwood of Thornton Oliver Keller facilitated the transaction.
In the fourth quarter of 2017, Yirendai facilitated RMB 13,438.5 million (USD 2,065.5 million) of loans to 202,370 qualified individual borrowers through its online marketplace, representing a year-over-year growth of 95%; 74.6% of the borrowers were acquired from online channels; nearly 100% of the loan volume originated from online channels was facilitated through mobile.
He advised concerned officers to make the general public aware of the helpline and ensure that the banking consumers are properly facilitated.
During four months of operations in 2009, DCC facilitated a re-export volume of 17,600 metric tonnes of raw cotton fibre valued of $25 million.

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