facilitate

[fuh-sil-i-teyt]
verb (used with object), facilitated, facilitating.
1.
to make easier or less difficult; help forward (an action, a process, etc.): Careful planning facilitates any kind of work.
2.
to assist the progress of (a person).

Origin:
1605–15; facilit(y) + -ate1

facilitative, adjective
unfacilitated, adjective

facile, facilitate, facility, felicitate.
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facilitate (fəˈsɪlɪˌteɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to make easier; assist the progress of
 
fa'cilitative
 
adj
 
fa'cilitator
 
n

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facilitate
1610s, from Fr. faciliter "to render easy," from L. facilis "easy" (see facile). Related: Facilitated; facilitates; facilitating
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Example sentences
The cocoons were then put in hot water to facilitate the difficult and tedious
  task of extracting the silk.
It was designed to facilitate the movement of material during construction of
  the dam.
Volunteers and staff facilitate interactive experiments in chemistry, physics
  and genetics.
There are plenty of people out there who want something, and these guys want to
  facilitate that.
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