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facilitate

Syllabification: fa·cil·i·tate
Pronunciation: /fəˈsiləˌtāt
 
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Definition of facilitate in English:

verb

[with object]
Make (an action or process) easy or easier: schools were located on the same campus to facilitate the sharing of resources
More example sentences
  • So, this move has to be seen as a first step towards facilitating the process of computerisation.
  • Moreover, online pharmacies can bolster patient compliance rates by facilitating the refill process.
  • The data bank allows states to find out if a licence to practise has been revoked by another state and thus facilitates the licensing process.
Synonyms
make easy/easier, ease, make possible, make smooth/smoother, smooth the way for;
enable, assist, help (along), aid, oil the wheels of, expedite, speed up, accelerate, forward, advance, promote, further, encourage, catalyze, be a catalyst for

Origin

early 17th century: from French faciliter, from Italian facilitare, from facile 'easy', from Latin facilis (see facile).

Derivatives

facilitative

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌtātiv/
adjective
Example sentences
  • In addition, he said the goals of chambers of commerce and progressive governments are highly complementary, as both entities seek to ensure a highly facilitative environment for conducting business.
  • Another piece of evidence that supported the study was that male talk tends to be more referential or informative, while female talk is more supportive and facilitative.
  • In fact, the role of the state, consistent with its position of neutrality, in these matters should be minimal and facilitative at the most.

facilitator

2
Pronunciation: /-ˌtātər/
noun
Example sentences
  • The talks' facilitators said the rate of progress on the overtime bill was insufficient to bring the process to a successful conclusion.
  • It is marvelous to watch the skill of Muinda facilitators, many of whom have not had a chance to go to school, as they help people grapple with these issues.
  • The facilitators used several different techniques to help us tell stories using our bodies to create frozen shapes and silent images.

facilitatory

3
Pronunciation: /-təˌtôrē/
adjective
Example sentences
  • ‘There is nothing wrong with Government involvement in agricultural markets, however its role should be facilitatory and non-discriminatory, transparent, consistent and known to all,’ he said.
  • It would also be useful for future research to include paradigms involving startle modification by inhibitory and facilitatory prestimulation.
  • In other words, the function of one organ could have facilitatory as well as inhibitory actions on other organs via their connections, namely meridians, blood, and qi (vital air).

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