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

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Word History


facilitate + -or entry 1

First Known Use

1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of facilitator was in 1775

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“Facilitator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/facilitator. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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