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facilitate

fa·cil·i·tate

facilitate

 
 
pronunciation:
f sIl ih teIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: facilitated, facilitates, facilitating
definition: to make less difficult; help in progress.
Her guidance counselor's advice facilitated her college application process.His business connections facilitated his finding a new job.The ramp facilitates entry for people who use wheelchairs.
antonyms:
frustrate, hamper, hinder, impede, thwart
similar words:
aid, assist, ease, enable, expedite, forward, further, help, simplify, smooth
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derivations: facilitative (adj.), facilitation (n.), facilitator (n.)