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English definition of “facilitate”

facilitate

verb [T]     /fəˈsɪl.ɪ.teɪt/ formal
C1 to make something possible or easier: The new ramp will facilitate the entry of wheelchairs. The current structure does not facilitate efficient work flow.Helping and co-operating facilitation /fəˌsɪl.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] Our work involves the facilitation of cooperation between members of the team.
(Definition of facilitate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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