Facilitate is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand facilitate (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use facilitate in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of facilitate, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of facilitate, followed by 45 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - make easier
EXAMPLES - Facilitate in a Sentence
- MONUC helped "facilitate" the operation in the village of (source)
- Ask what the word "facilitate" means to the group members. (source)
- After the meeting Jota and its allies would "facilitate" the occupation of a (source)
- Iran continues to "facilitate" the activities of extremist groups like Hezbollah and Hamas, (source)
- Beijing was particularly irked by her offer to have Washington "facilitate" such initiatives. (source)
- That "facilitate" totally negates the free market arguments put forward to support nuclear power. (source)
- Staff working the takeout window are trained to "facilitate" dialogue about each country with patrons. (source)
- It was the department's job to "facilitate" the commission's requests and submit them to the committee. (source)
- Ambassador Margaret Scobey that the shift was made to "facilitate" better relations with Egypt's government. (source)
- Correa wants the constitution to "facilitate" foreign investment (especially in banking) "to force competition." (source)
- This goes to buyers who use their Ford dealer to "facilitate" financing with an institution other than Ford Credit. (source)
- In fact, the bill specifies that its purpose is to "facilitate" continuous "electronic tracking of loan originators." (source)
- In addition to the jailing of the youths, the judges also admitted to helping "facilitate" the construction of private jails. (source)
- Almost all non-functional programmers are unaware that tail calls facilitate a programming paradigm that they have never seen. (source)
- Padilla has also secured contracts from the City of Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Review Commission to "facilitate" meetings. (source)
- What research has shown though is that the interruptions that emails and phone calls facilitate affect our ability to remember things. (source)
- It is not unfitting that logical treatises should afford an example of that, to facilitate which is among the most important uses of logic. (source)
- They give the government powers, currently held in reserve, to compel ISPs to block named websites which "facilitate" copyright infringement. (source)
- Dyakala said Gearmax agreed to join Numsa in meeting TRC officials in the city on Wednesday to "facilitate" Erasmus's appearance before the TRC. (source)
- The danger will be that in order to facilitate "people power" the Government will set up lots of central quangos to "facilitate" and "regulate" its initiatives. (source)
- Omar said state expenditure, not his department, decided budget allocations, but that justice would happily "facilitate" a new budget drawn up by the commission. (source)
- While that's okay as a sales technique it annoys me if I hear teachers saying this, as though all they do is 'facilitate' a student's already existing creativity. (source)
- Those civil constitutions which promote industry are such as facilitate the acquisition, secure the holding, enable the fixing, and suffer the alienation of property. (source)
- One of the things that has not been addressed is the use of the Tigris River as a means to transport the IEDs and kind of facilitate the network, into the city of Baghdad. (source)
- Lions Gate said the New York financier "cannot escape responsibility for false and misleading" disclosures about his plans to "facilitate" a merger between the two studios. (source)
- First MANG comes to the school in uniform for a two-day "anti-drug and alcohol" program where they "facilitate" goal setting and talk about why it is bad to hit one another. (source)
- At one point during the interrogation he was visited by three FBI agents who asked similar questions and agreed to "facilitate" his release if he would provide them information. (source)
- Liquidity puts were added to "facilitate" the sales of the commercial paper, Dominguez said; investors could "put back" the commercial paper to Citigroup if the market went cold. (source)
- Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said he'd be happy to "facilitate" Toyota CEO Akido Toyoda's appearance on the Hill if he were invited to testify at the hearing scheduled for Feb. 24. (source)
- The text of the Declaration stipulated that the British government viewed with favour, and would 'facilitate', the 'establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people'. (source)
- On Thursday the weekly independent Financial Gazette reported that another Malaysian company, Cellular Communications Network, asked Mugabe to "facilitate" a deal between it and the state-owned (source)
- Cameron told MPs it was "profoundly wrong" for the British government to "facilitate" an appeal by the Libyans to the Scottish government in the case of Megrahi, who was convicted of murdering 270 people. (source)
- RBS, which under law is required to give its consent to make details of the investigation public, said Wednesday that it will "facilitate" the publication, "subject to any necessary commercial constraints." (source)
- Separately, Bank of America agreed to "facilitate" the return of more than $3 billion to California clients who purchased auction rate securities, an investment that went sour last year amid a liquidity freeze. (source)
- According to the White House press office, Jared Bernstein, chief economist to Vice President Joe Biden, will "facilitate" the town hall, posing selected questions to the president and even teeing up video queries. (source)
- Announcing the elimination of programs directly supporting Egyptian civil-society organizations, the U.S. ambassador, Margaret Scobey, explained that this would "facilitate" smoother relations with the Egyptian government. (source)
- Look at the question of public works as it affects twenty nations speaking twenty languages; where there is no municipal power and no combinations of any kind, such as facilitate the construction of public works in this country. (source)
- Newt Gingrich, since I-- since he has this whole -- you know, he originally had this whole notion about, you know, the use of -- the use of e-mail -- or, you know, the use of the Web to kind of facilitate political communication. (source)
- His department has contacted Haitian officials to tell them that Canada wants to "facilitate" the adoptions and are now preparing a list of names of children the Canadian government wants to take out of the disaster zone, he said. (source)
- The draft calls on all parties planning to campaign in the scheduled April 1994 election to, among other things, "refrain from incitement to violence or hatred" and to "facilitate" unrestricted access to voters for all campaigners. (source)
- On 6/26/2001, it is reported that "India and Iran will 'facilitate' US and Russian plans for 'limited military action' against the Taliban if the contemplated tough new economic sanctions don't bend Afghanistan's fundamentalist regime." (source)
- In statements to Brazilian newspapers published over the weekend, Ms. Vieira said that Dilma Rousseff, Mr. da Silva's chief of staff, contacted her late last year to request that she "facilitate" the audit of Mr. Sarney's family businesses. (source)
- In new the arrangement, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said it would assume control of a portfolio of Bear Stearns assets valued at $30 billion to "facilitate" J.P. Morgan's takeover, with any profit from those assets going to the Fed. (source)
- You have a right to freedom of movement, speech and association - that does not mean that anyone anywhere must be made to pay for your bicycle, publish your maunderings or subsidise your club memberships ... in order to "facilitate" your freedoms and choices. (source)
- Calliflower Premium is designed to help business users of Web conference-calling facilitate active participation in calls, share agendas and documents, coordinate participants 'schedules, capture and share information discussed during conferences, and manage agreements, action items and follow-ups to keep projects moving. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 45 example sentences provided below is 37.0, which suggests that "facilitate" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 17 synonyms for facilitate.
aid, ease, expedite, forward, further, grease the wheels, hand-carry, help, make easy, open doors, promote, run interference for, simplify, smooth, speed, speed up, walk through
We have 16 antonyms for facilitate.
block, cease, check, delay, detain, halt, hinder, hurt, impede, injure, make difficult, obstruct, prohibit, slow, stop, worsen
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of facilitate from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To make easy or easier: political agreements that facilitated troop withdrawals.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To make easy or easier.
- (verb) To help bring about
- (verb) To preside over (a meeting, a seminar)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To make easy or less difficult; to free from difficulty or impediment; to lessen the labor of.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To make easy; render less difficult; free wholly or partially from difficulty or impediment; lessen the labor of: as, to facilitate learning by suitable appliances.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) make easier
- (verb) increase the likelihood of (a response)
- (verb) be of use