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facilitate

[fuh-sil-i-teyt] /fəˈsɪl ɪˌteɪt/
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
1605-1615
1605-15; facilit(y) + -ate1
Related forms
facilitative, adjective
unfacilitated, adjective
Can be confused
facile, facilitate, facility, felicitate.
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facilitate

/fəˈsɪlɪˌteɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make easier; assist the progress of
Derived Forms
facilitative, adjective
facilitator, noun
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Word Origin and History for facilitative
adj.

1864, from facilitate + -ive.

facilitate

v.

1610s, from French faciliter "to render easy," from Latin facilis "easy" (see facile). Related: Facilitated; facilitates; facilitating.

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