- to make easier or less difficult; help forward (an action, a process, etc.): Careful planning facilitates any kind of work.
- to assist the progress of (a person).
Origin of facilitate
Examples from the Web for facilitated
(Disclosure note: Airbnb facilitated the interview between the author of this piece and Simon Wheatcroft).Running Blind: Meet the Most Inspiring Marathoner
October 31, 2014
Other Arab states, including Qatar and Kuwait, reportedly provided or facilitated logistical support.Arab Kings vs. ISIS Barbarians
September 23, 2014
Indeed, it was the embrace of evidence-based dogma that facilitated the creation of the 10-minute encounter.Clinton Doc: This Is How We’ll Fix Health Care
June 12, 2014
But just imagine that Obama had “facilitated” a ransom to Haqqani, and yet Bergdahl had been killed during a rescue mission.The Right Didn’t Mind When Bush Paid a Ransom to Terrorists
June 10, 2014
All of these tools and approaches were facilitated by the federal government and its partners at the state and local level.How We Built the Ghettos
March 13, 2014
The separation of the slag and iron is facilitated by throwing in some lime from time to time.Heroes of the Telegraph
The operation is facilitated mechanically by the method of slips.Introduction to the Study of History
Charles V. Langlois
However, an event occurred which facilitated their departure.From Pole to Pole
Sven Anders Hedin
Vomiting is facilitated when children are raised or placed on their side.
Did he ever tell anybody anything that facilitated business?The Slave of Silence
Fred M. White
- (tr) to make easier; assist the progress of
Word Origin and History for facilitated
1610s, from French faciliter "to render easy," from Latin facilis "easy" (see facile). Related: Facilitated; facilitates; facilitating.