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FACILITATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does facilitate mean? 

FACILITATE (verb)
  The verb FACILITATE has 3 senses:

1. make easier
2. be of use
3. increase the likelihood of (a response)

  Familiarity information: FACILITATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FACILITATE (verb)


Sense 1facilitate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make easier

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

facilitate; alleviate; ease

Context example:

you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge

Hypernyms (to "facilitate" is one way to...):

aid; assist; help (give help or assistance; be of service)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2facilitate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be of use

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

facilitate; help

Context example:

This will help to prevent accidents

Hypernyms (to "facilitate" is one way to...):

serve (contribute or conduce to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
It ----s that CLAUSE
Something ----s INFINITIVE


Sense 3facilitate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Increase the likelihood of (a response)

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

The stimulus facilitates a delayed impulse

Hypernyms (to "facilitate" is one way to...):

cause; do; make (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally)

Domain category:

physiology (processes and functions of an organism)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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