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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.facilitative - freeing from difficulty or impediment; "facilitative changes in the economic structure"
helpful - providing assistance or serving a useful function
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The principles that guide the exhibitions, educational activities and other programs of the new museum are based on a recognition of the multiple significance of this historic site in this town with its social practices, to provide facilitative means for cognitive, sensory and emotional comprehension.
LAHORE -- Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) has always ensured timely provision of dues to retired employees of the company and this facilitative activity will be maintained at all costs.
The SECP assured of its facilitative role in the process.
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Islamic AUM grew to MYR 111 billion from MYR 98 billion in 2013, reflecting the industry's ability to develop under Malaysia's facilitative Islamic capital market environment.
On Friday, Leader of the Opposition Khursheed Shah in the National Assembly had delivered a hard-hitting speech criticizing the government for involving the army in political affairs stating when all the parties in the National Assembly sans Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf stood by the government why it gave facilitative role to military.
Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General A sim Bajwa said the government asked for facilitative role by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) during his meeting with the prime minister on Thursday.
The President during a meeting with Enver Hoxhaj, Foreign Minister of Republic of Kosovo at the Presidency in the capital city Islamabad, said that parliamentary institutions of the two countries could play facilitative role in forging partnerships and bringing their people closer.
After concluding the case studies, a survey of techniques not discussed in detail is provided, as well as hypnotic induction and the author's favorite facilitative narratives.
The SC spearheads the development of the Malaysian Islamic capital market (ICM) and over the years, the SC has built a comprehensive and facilitative framework for Islamic funds and wealth management.
We have submitted our initial response to the Commission relative to the constraints imposed by capacity limitations, UK global connectivity, the importance of air freight and the key facilitative role played by the freight forwarder.
Certainly, the intention is to be as facilitative as possible.
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