facilitate Definition

  • 1to make an action or process easier or smoother
  • 2to help something run more efficiently

Using facilitate: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "facilitate" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The new software will facilitate the data analysis process.

  • Example

    The teacher's role is to facilitate learning in the classroom.

  • Example

    The company hired a consultant to facilitate the merger with another company.

facilitate Synonyms and Antonyms

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Antonyms for facilitate

Phrases with facilitate

  • facilitate communication

    to help people communicate more effectively


    The mediator was brought in to facilitate communication between the two parties.

  • to help bring about a change in a situation or system


    The government implemented policies to facilitate change in the healthcare system.

  • to make it easier for someone to access something


    The library has implemented measures to facilitate access to its resources for people with disabilities.

Origins of facilitate

from Latin 'facilis', meaning 'easy'


Summary: facilitate in Brief

The verb 'facilitate' [fəˈsɪlɪteɪt] means to make an action or process easier or smoother, often by helping it run more efficiently. It can be used in various contexts, such as facilitating communication, facilitating change, and facilitating access. Synonyms include 'ease,' 'assist,' and 'simplify.'