Meaning of “facilitate” in the English Dictionary

"facilitate" in English

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facilitateverb [ T ]

uk /fəˈsɪl.ɪ.teɪt/ us /fəˈsɪl.ə.teɪt/ formal

(Definition of “facilitate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"facilitate" in American English

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facilitateverb [ T ]

us /fəˈsɪl·əˌteɪt/

to make something possible or easier:

To facilitate learning, each class is no larger than 30 students.
noun [ U ] /fəˌsɪl·əˈteɪ·ʃən/

Somerville was charged with conspiracy and criminal facilitation.

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"facilitate" in Business English

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facilitateverb [ T ]

uk /fəˈsɪlɪteɪt/ us

to help people deal with a process or reach an agreement or solution without getting directly involved in the process, discussion, etc. yourself:

An expert negotiator was brought in to facilitate the discussion.

(Definition of “facilitate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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Therefore, the reform must, first and foremost, facilitate the production of alternative products and create new businesses, and not only arrange an exit from the market.
Tax administration will have a positive impact on small and medium-sized businesses, since it will facilitate the expansion of activity beyond national borders.
I agree that the amendments should include proposals to facilitate the movement of goods subject to excise duty, with a view to completing the internal market.
We have also adopted a more flexible approach towards geographical indications and even the environment, so as to facilitate the negotiations.
The intention is also to facilitate legitimate trade in precursors within the internal market, used for legal and legitimate purposes, such as the manufacture of medicines.
Regionalism refers to the reaction by governments to liberalise or facilitate trade on a regional basis, sometimes through free trade areas or customs unions.
We are encouraging each association agreement signatory to agree on free trade arrangements with the others so as to facilitate economic cooperation and inward investment.
We cannot continue with sectoral regulation of services, something which has so far proved to hinder, rather than facilitate, the creation of an internal market.
We need tax incentives to facilitate the sale and use of less-polluting vehicles that are easy to use, improve traffic and are more integrated into our cities.
We have tried to facilitate those negotiations, but we have heard that for the time being those parties prefer to work on the issue themselves.