Definition of Facilitate

1. Verb. Make easier. "You could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"

Exact synonyms: Alleviate, Ease
Generic synonyms: Aid, Assist, Help
Derivative terms: Easing, Facilitation, Facilitation, Facilitative, Facilitator

2. Verb. Be of use. "Sam cannot facilitate Sue "; "This will help to prevent accidents"
Exact synonyms: Help
Generic synonyms: Serve
Derivative terms: Facilitation, Help, Help

3. Verb. Increase the likelihood of (a response). "The stimulus facilitates a delayed impulse"
Category relationships: Physiology
Generic synonyms: Cause, Do, Make
Derivative terms: Facilitation, Facilitatory

Definition of Facilitate

1. v. t. To make easy or less difficult; to free from difficulty or impediment; to lessen the labor of; as, to facilitate the execution of a task.

Definition of Facilitate

1. Verb. To make easy or easier. ¹

2. Verb. To help bring about ¹

3. Verb. To preside over (a meeting, a seminar) ¹

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Definition of Facilitate


Lexicographical Neighbors of Facilitate

facies superior hemispherii cerebelli
facies superior tali
facies superolateralis cerebri
facies symphysialis
facies temporalis
facies vesicalis uteri
facies visceralis hepatis
facies visceralis splenis
facilitate (current term)
facilitated diffusion
facilitated transport
facilitator neuron

Literary usage of Facilitate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Scl Chemistry Am 115:177 Ag 19 '16 Chemical apparatus Analysis by machinery; devices that facilitate laboratory work. E. Sinkinson. il Sei Am S 82:341 N 25 ..."

2. Principles of Political Economy by Charles Gide (1903)
"to encourage and facilitate saving, and has created various institutions which we ... Institutions to facilitate Saving In all civilized countries there are ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"In order to facilitate cleaning and to avoid inaccessible corners, all the corners are rounded. со; Fio. 1.—This cut is about ä of the exact size of the ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1892)
"Uut, though Louis offered to facilitate the propo-al by maintaining part of their recall was delayed, and the Prince and Prince^ ..."

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