facilitator

noun
fa·​cil·​i·​ta·​tor | \ fə-ˈsi-lə-ˌtā-tər How to pronounce facilitator (audio) \

Definition of facilitator

: someone or something that facilitates something especially : someone who helps to bring about an outcome (such as learning, productivity, or communication) by providing indirect or unobtrusive assistance, guidance, or supervision the workshop's facilitator kept discussion flowing smoothly

Examples of facilitator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web McClelland, 21, is an artist and lead youth facilitator with Agency 515 and lives in City Heights. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 May 2022 But the question about witnessing the dominance of Spokane’s Twin Towers bothered Timme, who quickly pointed out that Nembhard was an essential facilitator in the offense and contributed nine points and 11 assists in his own right. oregonlive, 17 Mar. 2022 Some people saw this coming with Garland, and he’s been lauded as an offensive facilitator throughout the early years of his career, ever since the Cavs drafted him fifth in 2019 out of Vanderbilt. Ashley Bastock, cleveland, 9 Feb. 2022 What if every manager had at least some of the magic tricks and techniques that an outside facilitator has? Lee Gimpel, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 Sanders has been a district employee since 2001 and has been working as an instructional technology facilitator since July for Ignite Digital Academy. Cynthia Howell, Arkansas Online, 12 Aug. 2021 Jackson has scored in double figures in 28 games and the graduate senior from Los Angeles can also be a facilitator. oregonlive, 18 Mar. 2022 Room 1190 was the generator of a gazillion news stories for more than a half-century and an irreplaceable facilitator of government transparency. George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 6 Dec. 2021 The ultimate facilitator of misinformation and disinformation might be the great democratizer of information, Facebook. Zachary B. Wolf, CNN, 28 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of facilitator

1775, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for facilitator

facilitate + -or entry 1

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22 May 2022

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“Facilitator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/facilitator. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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