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.
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"