Facilitate Fa*cil"i*tate (f[.a]*s[i^]l"[i^]*t[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Facilitated} (f[.a]*s[i^]l"[i^]*t[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Facilitating} (f[.a]*s[i^]l"[i^]*t[=a]`t[i^]ng).] [Cf. F. faciliter. See {Facility}.] To make easy or less difficult; to free from difficulty or impediment; to lessen the labor of; as, to facilitate the execution of a task. [1913 Webster]

To invite and facilitate that line of proceeding which the times call for. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • facilitate — fa·cil·i·tate /fə si lə ˌtāt/ vt tat·ed, tat·ing: to make easier: help bring about a vehicle used to facilitate commission of the offense fa·cil·i·ta·tion /fə ˌsi lə tā shən/ n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • facilitate — meaning ‘to make easy or feasible’ should have as its object a task or operation (including a verbal noun in ing), not a person: • They often used hypnosis to facilitate recall A. Storr, 1979 • The door kept open between them to facilitate… …   Modern English usage

  • facilitate — 1610s, from Fr. faciliter to render easy, from L. facilis easy (see FACILE (Cf. facile)). Related: Facilitated; facilitates; facilitating …   Etymology dictionary

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