Facilitate meaning

fə-sĭlĭ-tāt
To lead (a discussion), as by asking questions, mediating between opposing viewpoints, or ensuring that all participants' views are heard.
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To make easy or easier.

Political agreements that facilitated troop withdrawals.

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Facilitate is defined as to make something easier.

An example of facilitate is to lead a staff meeting, making sure that everyone's opinions are heard.

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To make easy or easier.
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To make easy or easier.
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To preside over (a meeting, a seminar)
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To help bring about.
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Origin of facilitate

  • French faciliter from Old French from Italian facilitare from facile facile from Latin facilis facile

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French faciliter, from Latin facilis

    From Wiktionary