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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fa·cil·i·tate /fəˈsɪləˌtet/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fa·cil·i·tate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Facilitated p. pr. & vb. n. Facilitating ]  To make easy or less difficult; to free from difficulty or impediment; to lessen the labor of; as, to facilitate the execution of a task.
    To invite and facilitate that line of proceeding which the times call for.   --I. Taylor.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: make easier; "you could facilitate the process by sharing
           your knowledge" [syn: ease, alleviate]
      2: be of use; "This will help to prevent accidents" [syn: help]
      3: physiology: increase the likelihood of (a response); "The
         stimulus facilitates a delayed impulse"