facilitate

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Facilitate is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
facilitate

Third-person singular
facilitates

Past tense
facilitated

Past participle
facilitated

Present participle
facilitating

  1. (transitive) If X facilitates Y, X makes Y easier.
    The aim was to facilitate the development of such schools.
    The structure of the text should facilitate comprehension.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) If someone facilitates a meeting, they guide it and help it run well.
    The government appointed the judge to facilitate the meeting between the protesters and the developers.

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