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Examples of facilitate in a Sentence
- The strength of the inner identities that black women forged and nurtured during slavery facilitated the transition to freedom. —Darlene Clark Hine, Lure and Loathing, 1993
- What physical events might have facilitated the evolution of macroscopic animals? —Andrew H. Knoll, Scientific American, October 1991
- Nothing so facilitates writing as actually having something to say, yet the conditions under which, and the tools with which, writing is done can contribute to facility—or to difficulty. —Joseph Epstein, The Middle of My Tether, 1983
Cutting taxes may facilitate economic recovery.
Her rise to power was facilitated by her influential friends.
The moderator's role is to facilitate the discussion by asking appropriate questions.
Recent Examples of facilitate from the Web
One of these individuals is Rabbi Yehoshua Fass from Boca Raton , co-founder and executive director of Nefesh B'Nefesh, an organization that promotes, encourages and facilitates aliyah from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
The committee will work with SRF Consulting out of Madison, which will facilitate the process of gathering public input.
Their backstory of friendship — guards Clayton Custer and Ben Richardson are childhood pals from Overland Park, Kan., facilitating Custer’s transfer to Loyola — and faith is made for March.
Karla Rivera-Caceres To prove it, Rivera-Cáceres captured several wrens in Costa Rica, and separated them from their mate, facilitating a kind of avian divorce.
The G-League’s quality of play has improved in recent years, as the NBA has facilitated the league’s expansion, creating one-to-one relationships between franchises and their affiliates.
An electric water pump can be precisely controlled to provide the engine’s exact cooling requirements, facilitating rapid warmup.
Mind and Heart Monika Sharma is a Heartfulness Meditation trainer who offers free classes throughout Central Florida, including facilitating the UCF Heartfulness Meditation Experience.
The new design cuts down on air resistance, facilitating a smoother ride and reduced noise when the train enters tunnels.
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Did You Know?
As with so many English words, it's easy to find a Latin origin for facilitate. It traces back to the Latin adjective facilis, meaning "easy." Other descendants of facilis in English include facile ("easy to do"), facility ("the quality of being easily performed"), faculty ("ability"), and difficult (from dis- plus facilis, which equals "not easy"). Facilis in turn comes from facere, a Latin verb meaning "to make or do." Facere has played a role in the development of dozens of English words, ranging from affect to surfeit.
pave the way (for);
FACILITATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of facilitate for English Language Learners
: to make (something) easier : to help cause (something)
: to help (something) run more smoothly and effectively
FACILITATE Defined for Kids
medical Definition of facilitate
- reflexes can be facilitated or inhibited
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