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Pronunciation:  fu'sili`teyt

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\Fa*cil"i*tate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Facilitated};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Facilitating}.] [Cf. F. faciliter. See
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
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