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Webster 1913 Edition


Facilitate

Fa-cil′i-tate

(fȧ-sĭl′ĭ-tāt)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Facilitated
(fȧ-sĭl′ĭ-tāˊtĕd)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Facilitating
(fȧ-sĭl′ĭ-tāˊtĭng)
.]
[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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Facilitate

FACIL'ITATE

,
Verb.
T.
[L. facilitas, from facilis, easy.]
To make easy or less difficult; to free from difficulty or impediment, or to diminish it; to lessen the labor of. Machinery facilitates manual labor and operations. Pioneers may facilitate the march of an army.

Definition 2021


facilitate

facilitate

English

Verb

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

  1. To make easy or easier.
  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).

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Italian

Verb

facilitate

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

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Latin

Noun

facilitāte

  1. ablative singular of facilitās

Romanian

Etymology

From Latin facilitas through French facilité

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [fatʃiliˈtate]

Noun

facilitate f (plural facilități)

  1. facility

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