verb (used with object), fa·cil·i·tat·ed, fa·cil·i·tat·ing.
- facile princeps,
- facilis descensus averni,
- facilis descensus averno,
Origin of facilitate
Examples from the Web for facilitated
(Disclosure note: Airbnb facilitated the interview between the author of this piece and Simon Wheatcroft).
Indeed, it was the embrace of evidence-based dogma that facilitated the creation of the 10-minute encounter.
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|Michael Tomasky|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All of these tools and approaches were facilitated by the federal government and its partners at the state and local level.
That facilitated food to equal what he could have enjoyed on the outside as well as regular trysts with a female inmate.El Chapo on the Couch: Inside a Drug Lord's Therapy Sessions|Michael Daly|March 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The common monetary system prevailing in every land fostered trade and facilitated the exchange of products.The Moon Metal|Garrett P. Serviss
The acquisition of a scientific knowledge of minerals should also be facilitated in this quarter.
The ideas that had served her for so many centuries as a guide had rather obstructed than facilitated her way.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)|John William Draper
The first two wires constructed gave only two ohms resistance to the mile, which facilitated the experiments.Electricity and Magnetism|Elisha Gray
The work of hand weeding may be facilitated by the use of some of the small hand tools designed for the purpose.The Vegetable Garden|Anonymous
1610s, from French faciliter "to render easy," from Latin facilis "easy" (see facile). Related: Facilitated; facilitates; facilitating.