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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
you 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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we have facilitated
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Past Continuous
I was facilitating
you were facilitating
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we were facilitating
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Past Perfect
I had facilitated
you had facilitated
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we had facilitated
you had facilitated
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Future
I will facilitate
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we will facilitate
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Future Perfect
I will have facilitated
you will have facilitated
he/she/it will have facilitated
we will have facilitated
you will have facilitated
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Future Continuous
I will be facilitating
you will be facilitating
he/she/it will be facilitating
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
he/she/it will have been facilitating
we will have been facilitating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been facilitating
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Conditional
I 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.
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