- 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 facilitatinghelp, ease, simplify, aid, further, promote, speed, expedite, forward, smooth, hand-carry
Examples from the Web for facilitating
Contemporary Examples of facilitating
They are not “participating” in or “facilitating” a gay wedding.Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around
December 14, 2014
You have to respect certain rules of law and progressive means of facilitating change from other avenues.Benedict Cumberbatch on 'The Imitation Game,' Homophobia, and How to Combat ISIS
September 8, 2014
He seeks redemption by facilitating the advancement of those tempted to resort to guns.If Gun Violence Is A Disease, These People Might Just Be The Cure
April 1, 2014
The implication of the complaint was that there something unfair in facilitating the political participation of the poor.Should More Money Mean More Votes?
February 14, 2014
Mediating in this biased way is in fact only facilitating the continued occupation and colonization of Palestine.Does Israel Meet The Quartet Conditions?
June 11, 2013
Historical Examples of facilitating
The directors were inundated with schemes of all sorts for facilitating locomotion.
That night the weather turned stormy, facilitating this move.
To these proposals we cheerfully acceded, in hopes of facilitating our deliverance.Great Pirate Stories
But remember, in facilitating your access to the regent, I become your accomplice.The Regent's Daughter
Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
He made no suggestions for facilitating or systematizing the work, nor would he listen to any.The Promise
James B. Hendryx
- (tr) to make easier; assist the progress of
Word Origin and History for facilitating
1610s, from French faciliter "to render easy," from Latin facilis "easy" (see facile). Related: Facilitated; facilitates; facilitating.