# facilitate

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

## Verb

 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.