facilitate[fə sil′ə tāt′]
An example of facilitate is to lead a staff meeting, making sure that everyone's opinions are heard.
transitive verbfa·cil·i·tat·ed, fa·cil·i·tat·ing, fa·cil·i·tates
- To make easy or easier: political agreements that facilitated troop withdrawals.
- To lead (a discussion), as by asking questions, mediating between opposing viewpoints, or ensuring that all participants' views are heard.
Origin of facilitateFrench faciliter, from Old French, from Italian facilitare, from facile, facile, from Latin facilis; see facile.
(third-person singular simple present facilitates, present participle facilitating, simple past and past participle facilitated)