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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
The designers and Realtors — polished and armed with endless advice on what to hide and accentuate — facilitate in making the dreams of home equate with personal success.
Weapons or other technologies whose principal purpose or implementation is to cause or directly facilitate injury to people. 3.
The Austrian chancellor has expressed hope that the ambassador would be able to facilitate a direct link to Mr. Trump to help organize the Vienna meeting, Austrian officials said.
Performances include those by the West Philadelphia Orchestra, Patrice and the Show, the Philly Clicks, Jasmin Yahne Dance Company, and more, and Mural Arts Philadelphia is set to facilitate make-and-take art activities throughout the afternoon.
The Obama administration approached two U.S. banks to facilitate the conversion, the report said, but both refused, citing the reputational risk of doing business with or for Iran.
During an email exchange, Klokov reportedly offered to arrange a meeting between Donald Trump and Putin to facilitate the Moscow tower.
That was too far out for Dr. Peters to facilitate a deal, Gehling said.
Volunteers are compassionate with children experiencing grief and have a few hours on Sundays to facilitate a peer support group.
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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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