facilitate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v facilitate make easier "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"
    • v facilitate increase the likelihood of (a response) "The stimulus facilitates a delayed impulse"
    • v facilitate be of use "This will help to prevent accidents"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Coffee trees are evergreen and grow to heights above 15 feet but are normally pruned to around 8 feet in order to facilitate harvesting.
    • v. t Facilitate fȧ*sĭl"ĭ*tāt 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • facilitate To make easy; render less difficult; free wholly or partially from difficulty or impediment; lessen the labor of: as, to facilitate learning by suitable appliances.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Facilitate to make easy: to lessen difficulty
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Quotations

  • Ted Ward
    Ted Ward
    “Leadership is a serving relationship that has the effect of facilitating human development.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. faciliter,. See Facility
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. facilis, easy—facĕre, to do.

Usage

In literature:

An Act to facilitate the employment of the labouring poor for a limited period in the distressed districts.
"The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847 (3rd ed.) (1902)" by John O'Rourke
Such principles would facilitate discoveries, and would render them blessings.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 13" by Robert Kerr
The platoon is then arranged so as to best facilitate this manoeuvre.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
Large nails carried in a bag slung round the waist, to be driven into the bare trunk of the tree, will facilitate its ascent.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
By this arrangement the delivery of goods is facilitated.
"Life in a Thousand Worlds" by William Shuler Harris
These small rooms would also facilitate the purposes of study.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
This is very valuable and facilitates the treatment of children in case of disease.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
In order to facilitate reference I will distinguish the two by the terms App.
"Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1" by Michael Faraday
It was bent to a knee shape to facilitate performance.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 819" by Various
It facilitates the utilization, to the highest possible extent, of the varying conditions and dimensions of canal locks and rivers.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891" by Various
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In news:

Proportion of women in mid-level and upper management to increase to 20 percent by 2020 -Measures to facilitate work/life balance.
Steel rail sidings connect to the existing rail line to facilitate delivery of completed railcars .
This system facilitates group housing which has added benefits on the dairy when well managed.
Using Tackifier Resins to Facilitate Nonwovens Reformulation .
Maple HMIs have a virtual network computing (VNC) server that facilitates remote access.
The patent-pending design facilitates complete removal of the plenum for sanitation and easy access to internal parts for maintenance personnel.
David Korsen, of Caledonia, is the facilitator of "Wounded Leader Insights," a blog launched by PastorCare for clergy members going through tough times.
The underlying concern, for both the industry and regulators, is about the data collection and data mining mechanisms that facilitate digital marketing on apps and Web sites for children.
The apparel company said this was an effort to raise its price per share above $1, and facilitate the issuance of additional shares in the future.
She has facilitated the adoption of hundreds of dogs.
This grant will facilitate a marsh restoration project in which Ruffing students in grades 4-6 will work in collaboration with the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes and the Doan Brook Watershed Partnership.
Stakeholder Committee Recommends Collaborative Industry-Government Initiative to Facilitate Unleaded Avgas Transition.
ANSI Electric Vehicles Standards Panel facilitates the safe, mass rollout of EVs and charging infrastructure to help enable EV penetration of the consumer market.
Complex medical IC substrates require intricate socket designs to facilitate rigid test and burn-in requirements.
RockMelt could facilitate this by letting workers message each other through Facebook or Twitter.
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In science:

One way this helps is to facilitate defining and using the pointed A-overalgebra α∗ for α ∈ Con A.
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
Complex pairs will in fact be used throughout the treatise, because in general they greatly facilitate calculations.
Bicomplex algebra and function theory
The detection gas of the DC will be a Xe-based mixture to facilitate an efficient absorption of the transition radiation (TR) photons with typical energies between 4 and 30 keV.
Prototype tests for the ALICE TRD
We now present some results to facilitate comparison between our Model 1 and Model 2.
Characteristics Of A Magnetic Buoyancy Driven Solar Dynamo Model
Sub ject to this restriction we are free to take U as small as we like to facilitate the checking of convergence and regularity conditions, which are required only on S .
Structure of large random hypergraphs
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