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

facilitative
1864, from facilitate + -ive.
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Collaborative and facilitative approach, using neutral evaluation and shuttle negotiation.
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