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 The main facilitator of compromise in years past – former German Chancellor Angela Merkel – has gone. Ned Temko, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 July 2022 The product is the facilitator of the experience, not the experience itself. Filippo Ceragioli, Forbes, 7 July 2022 Among them are Carrot, a benefit facilitator that currently specializes in fertility treatments, and Maven Clinic, a women’s health company, which has already announced its support for access to pregnancy termination. Arianne Cohen, BostonGlobe.com, 5 July 2022 But players and coaches are quick to point out that Alyssa Thomas has always been a skilled facilitator, which has certainly helped smooth the transition. Lila Bromberg, Hartford Courant, 14 June 2022 Diggins-Smith is one of the best on-ball defenders on the team and is the team’s facilitator, but her status for Saturday’s game at Las Vegas is still up in the air. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 20 May 2022 Brent Batali supports the instructors in the vinter classes, and their daughter Serena Batali, 25, is a lead facilitator. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Feb. 2022 Around that time, Payne, an adept facilitator for Kearney, Godbolt and other potent scorers on the Kettering squad, was feeling good too. Scott Talley, Freep.com, 19 June 2022 Usability tests can be moderated when a facilitator guides the participant through the session. Kevin Philpott, Forbes, 15 June 2022 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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2 Aug 2022

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“Facilitator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/facilitator. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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