facilitate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French faciliter, from Latin facilis

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fəˈsɪlɪteɪt/, /fəˈsɪləteɪt/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

facilitate (third-person singular simple present facilitates, present participle facilitating, simple past and past participle facilitated)

  1. To make easy or easier.
    • 1960 February, “The first of London's new Piccadilly Line trains is delivered”, in Trains Illustrated, page 94:
      Features such as trackless doors, mercury-type door interlocks, roof-mounted door fault indicator lights, rubber window glazing, improved retractable shoegear and a modified electro-pneumatic brake system designed to facilitate maintenance and improve reliability, which have proved their worth on the prototype trains, are continued in the new stock.
  2. To help bring about.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling:
      But while she was pursuing this thought the good genius of Sophia, or that which presided over the integrity of Mrs Honour, or perhaps mere chance, sent an accident in her way, which at once preserved her fidelity, and even facilitated the intended business.
  3. To preside over (a meeting, a seminar).

Synonyms[edit]

  • (to make easy or easier): ease

Related terms[edit]


Translations[edit]

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

facilitate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of facilitare
  2. second-person plural imperative of facilitare
  3. feminine plural of facilitato

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

facilitāte

  1. ablative singular of facilitās

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin facilitas through French facilité

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

facilitate f (plural facilități)

  1. facility

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