- 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
Related Words for facilitatehelp, ease, simplify, aid, further, promote, speed, expedite, forward, smooth, hand-carry
Examples from the Web for facilitate
Contemporary Examples of facilitate
Spiritual gurus who use their power to facilitate sexual encounters with their students are something of a cliché.Australia’s Underage Yoga Sex Cult: The Survivors Speak Out
December 9, 2014
Not all hospices will agree to facilitate self-dehydration, so Schwarz refers patients to those that will.The Nurse Coaching People Through Death by Starvation
November 17, 2014
Sicilian seaports that will facilitate the shipment have already stepped up security measures, especially on incoming vessels.Italy Steps Up Security Over Alleged ISIS Plot to Kill The Pope
Barbie Latza Nadeau
August 28, 2014
The research will be used to make advances in robotic technology and facilitate smoother interactions between humans and robots.Japan's Robots Are Reading Your Emotions
Angela Erika Kubo, Jake Adelstein
August 6, 2014
Aware of the constant phone surveillance, Escobar raised carrier pigeons to facilitate secure communication.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens
June 7, 2014
Historical Examples of facilitate
Shall be happy to facilitate any despatch you may wish forwarded to your Government.Explorations in Australia
Of course, in times of peace, they may facilitate the common business of politics.
So I resorted to you to facilitate my introduction to the market.The Mystery of Murray Davenport
Robert Neilson Stephens
That was why he wanted Mogro to facilitate a landing at Santander.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
The leaders can facilitate this process, but it isn't helpful if they try to hurry it.Marriage Enrichment Retreats
- (tr) to make easier; assist the progress of
Word Origin and History for facilitate
1610s, from French faciliter "to render easy," from Latin facilis "easy" (see facile). Related: Facilitated; facilitates; facilitating.