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facilitate

fa·cil·i·tate

facilitate

 
 
pronunciation:
f sIl ih teIt
part of speech: verb
inflections: facilitated, facilitates, facilitating
definition: to make less difficult; help in the doing of.
The ramp facilitates entry for people who use wheelchairs.
antonyms:
hamper, hinder
similar words:
aid, assist, ease, forward, further, help, simplify, smooth
derivations: facilitative (adj.), facilitation (n.), facilitator (n.)