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
Facilitating collaborative partnerships to improve bear research, conservation,
  and husbandry of captive and free-ranging bears.
In such a design, heat spreads in all directions from a combustor at the
  center, facilitating the necessary reactions.
The minimalist design is actually a good match for the restaurant's mission of
  facilitating swift dining.
If the process is completely safe, then energy companies should be facilitating
  research.
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