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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.
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facilitate

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


Past participle: facilitated
Gerund: facilitating

Imperative
facilitate
facilitate
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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

facilitate

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

facilitate

[fəˈsɪlɪteɪt] VT (= make easier) → facilitar; (= assist progress of) → favorecer
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

facilitate

[fəˈsɪlɪteɪt] vt [+ development, growth, recovery, process] → faciliter; [+ communication] → faciliter
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

facilitate

vterleichtern; (= make possible)ermöglichen; it would facilitate matterses würde die Sache erleichtern
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

facilitate

[fəˈsɪlɪˌteɪt] vtfacilitare, agevolare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

facilitate

v. facilitar; proporcionar.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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