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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
General manager Ryan Pace is comforted that Robinson won’t turn 25 until Aug. 24, understanding that youth should facilitate healing.
With Ponomarev facilitating, Fedorov agreed to meet Lites in Chicago, just before Christmas in 1989, when Fedorov’s Red Army club was competing in the Super Series of exhibition games against NHL clubs.
Someone who has the capacity to take the current roster and facilitate even greater success in the short term, meaning 2018-19, but also can build and sustain a championship level program for the next decade.
The move will facilitate and encourage companies’ use of the new technology, PwC says.
One Canadian official told reporters, on condition of anonymity, that factions within Modi’s government may have facilitated Atwal’s presence in a bid to embarrass Trudeau.
That’s why Refinery29 is committing to facilitating this chapter in the #MeToo conversation.
The Panthers are flying the team to Minnesota on the team plane and facilitated a visit by the Stanley Cup after a recent Stoneman Douglas practice.
The widening rift between Qatar and UAE comes at a time when the White House is hoping to reduce tensions between the two countries and facilitate a resolution to issues that led to the blockade.
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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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