View synonyms for facilitating


[ fuh-sil-i-tey-ting ]


  1. the act or process of making something easier or helping it along:

    Warehouse management is costly and complex, so the facilitating of safe, precise storage and retrieval is paramount.

  2. the act or process of leading or moderating a discussion, especially as a person trained to do so:

    His degree in social work, law practice, and counseling experience have been valuable in the facilitating of a support group for lawyers with depression.


  1. making something easier or helping it along:

    Jack Goody argued that writing "is a tool, an amplifier, a facilitating device” that helps people organize and reflect on information.

  2. leading or moderating a discussion, especially as a person trained to do so:

    I was part of a large group of teachers working with facilitating consultant Ms. Allen on a strategic arts education plan.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of facilitating1

First recorded in 1600–10; facilitat(e) ( def ) + -ing 1( def ) for the noun senses; facilitat(e) ( def ) + -ing 2( def ) for the adjective senses

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Example Sentences

If yours is one of the many households that has acquired a fire pit to help you cope with the upcoming hellish winter or facilitate a safer gathering for Thanksgiving, you might consider doing this cocktail over it.

As going to stores became more risky over time, many shoppers turned to buying more goods from the internet, bolstering e-commerce players like Shopify and BigCommerce, as well as companies that facilitate online payments, like Square and PayPal.

While Paul is set to earn $41 million this season and holds a $44 million option for next season, Phoenix had sliced its payroll and had cap space to use to facilitate this move.

The third was based on semiconductors, which facilitated the data processing that automated production and spawned the digital age.

It wants to replace debit and credit cards for the next generation, not only lending funds to pay for that $2,000 couch or stationary bike, but also facilitating the banal payments.

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They are not “participating” in or “facilitating” a gay wedding.

In 1995 another me­dium was invented that went further toward facilitating collaboration on the Web.

And as it turns out, those adorable pink drill bits are potentially facilitating the addition of carcinogens into the environment.

You have to respect certain rules of law and progressive means of facilitating change from other avenues.

He seeks redemption by facilitating the advancement of those tempted to resort to guns.

As additional methods facilitating in some cases the transfer of stops must be named the "double touch" and the "pizzicato touch."

In his own mind he held that all things which were legal were permissible in facilitating the ends of justice.

It has a double mission, that of facilitating earning power to provide for physical comforts and also to prepare them to live.

You know, Madame, that you have offered me the means of facilitating our quitting this house.

He had fired at Collard with the object of facilitating his escape.