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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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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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He said that further escalation would have severe impact on the peace and security in the region, and reaffirmed his readiness to remain engaged with a view to playing a facilitative role.
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Well, SPSC should take consideration for future exam conducts and it is not impossible and infeasible in today's advanced and facilitative era to take test simultaneously.
An enlightened response to the question as to what should be HEC's role vis-a-vis strengthening the institutions of higher learning and their integral components, faculty and students would be; it should be 'supportive and facilitative'.
They also underlined the need to improve Pakistani universities' by providing supportive and facilitative role to varsities, investment on faculty and student.
The second type, facilitative feedback, corresponds to providing comments, examples, and suggestions to help guide the student to make their own corrections.
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This will be done, he said, through the electronic collection system that allows the collection of the state's revenues in a facilitative and rapid manner to help individual financiers or corporate clients, along with non-customers of the bank.
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