Etymology
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facilitate (v.)

1610s, "make easy, render less difficult," from French faciliter "to render easy," from stem of Latin facilis "easy to do," from facere "to do" (from PIE root *dhe- "to set, put"). Related: Facilitated; facilitates; facilitating.

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Definitions of facilitate

facilitate (v.)
make easier;
you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge
Synonyms: ease / alleviate
facilitate (v.)
be of use;
Synonyms: help
facilitate (v.)
increase the likelihood of (a response);
The stimulus facilitates a delayed impulse
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