Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of FACILITATE

Pronunciation:  fu'sili`teyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  make easier; "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"
  2. [v]  physiology: increase the likelihood of (a response); "The stimulus facilitates a delayed impulse"
  3. [v]  be of use; "This will help to prevent accidents"
 

FACILITATE is a 10 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: alleviate, ease, help
 
 See Also: aid, assist, cause, do, help, make, serve

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fa*cil"i*tate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Facilitated};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Facilitating}.] [Cf. F. faciliter. See
{Facility}.]
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.

      To invite and facilitate that line of proceeding which
      the times call for.                      --I. Taylor.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: act for, advance, advantage, aid, assist, be instrumental, boost, clear the way, conduce to, contribute to, ease, encourage, expedite, explain, favor, forward, further, go between, grease, grease the ways, grease the wheels, hasten, help, help along, lend wings to, loose, lubricate, make clear, make for, make way for, mediate, minister to, oil, open the way, open up, pave the way, prepare the way, promote, push forward, put forward, quicken, remove friction, run interference for, serve, set forward, simplify, smooth, smooth the way, soap the ways, speed, subserve, unbar, unblock, unclog, unjam
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY