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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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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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In the following example, where Mona is recounting the story of her hair coloring experience, Carol's feedback and her questions (in bold) seem to function facilitatively, encouraging Mona to continue.
Principals can utilize their knowledge of social influence theory and group developmental processes together with active listening skills and responding facilitatively, and keeping the team focused for improving cohesion, mutual respect, and enhanced performance.
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