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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
you facilitate
they facilitate
Preterite
I facilitated
you facilitated
he/she/it facilitated
we facilitated
you facilitated
they facilitated
Present Continuous
I am facilitating
you are facilitating
he/she/it is facilitating
we are facilitating
you are facilitating
they are facilitating
Present Perfect
I have facilitated
you have facilitated
he/she/it has facilitated
we have facilitated
you have facilitated
they have facilitated
Past Continuous
I was facilitating
you were facilitating
he/she/it was facilitating
we were facilitating
you were facilitating
they were facilitating
Past Perfect
I had facilitated
you had facilitated
he/she/it had facilitated
we had facilitated
you had facilitated
they had facilitated
Future
I will facilitate
you will facilitate
he/she/it will facilitate
we will facilitate
you will facilitate
they will facilitate
Future Perfect
I will have facilitated
you will have facilitated
he/she/it will have facilitated
we will have facilitated
you will have facilitated
they will have facilitated
Future Continuous
I will be facilitating
you will be facilitating
he/she/it will be facilitating
we will be facilitating
you will be facilitating
they will be facilitating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been facilitating
you have been facilitating
he/she/it has been facilitating
we have been facilitating
you have been facilitating
they have been facilitating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been facilitating
you will have been facilitating
he/she/it will have been facilitating
we will have been facilitating
you will have been facilitating
they will have been facilitating
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
they had been facilitating
Conditional
I would facilitate
you would facilitate
he/she/it would facilitate
we would facilitate
you would facilitate
they would facilitate
Past Conditional
I would have facilitated
you would have facilitated
he/she/it would have facilitated
we would have facilitated
you would have facilitated
they would have facilitated
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 ?
In connexion with this appellative of Whalebone whales , it is of great importance to mention, that however such a nomenclature may be convenient in facilitating allusions to some kind of whales, yet it is in vain to attempt a clear classification of the Leviathan, founded upon either his baleen, or hump, or fin, or teeth; notwithstanding that those marked parts or features very obviously seem better adapted to afford the basis for a regular system of Cetology than any other detached bodily distinctions, which the whale, in his kinds, presents.
Subsequent communications announced his departure, under care of a trustworthy foreman, for some public works in Belgium; touched on the general benefit he appeared to derive from this new change; praised his excellent manners and address, which were of great assistance in facilitating business communications with the foreigners -- and passed over in ominous silence the main question of his actual progress in the acquirement of knowledge.
Perhaps he was one of those who think that nature has theatrical properties and, with the considerate view of facilitating art and psychology, "makes up," her characters, so that there may be no mistake about them.
The philosopher, the poet, or the religious man will of course wish to cast his vote with the democrat, for free-trade, for wide suffrage, for the abolition of legal cruelties in the penal code, and for facilitating in every manner the access of the young and the poor to the sources of wealth and power.
As regularity is a prime condition facilitating activity, regularity in his household was carried to the highest point of exactitude.
He did so for a little time, but as he chose to renew his conversation when leaving the room, in a more offensive strain than before, I could not refrain from making after him, and facilitating his departure by a kick, which reduced him to the posture in which you saw him just now.
As th general arrangements made by Captain Fitz Roy were ver good for facilitating the work of all, and as all had a shar in it, I will describe the system.
No doubt for the purpose of facilitating the inquiries of the agents of the Surete?
Everybody hurried to do something towards facilitating the preparations.
Here, participant teacher thinking across the two years shifts from initial understandings of sharing one's "voice" as playing little or no role in facilitating change in self and others toward a confident understanding of the value and role of personal voice as a tool for bringing into being possibilities and collaborative change.

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