facilitate facilitate  /fə ˈsɪ lə ˌteɪt/

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. We would facilitate economic exchanges leading eventually to a common market.
  2. But a source close to Lundy said a group of his friends from Kentucky did, and Lundy hoped they would facilitate a deal with the president's brother.
  3. In his vision, all links on a page would facilitate the accrual of small, automatic payments for whatever content was accessed.

News

  1. Zall Development Announces Strategic Investment by PAG

    Enhances Capital Base and Liquidity to Facilitate Future Development HONG KONG, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zall Development Group Ltd ("Zall Development", or the "Group", Stock Code: ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. U.S. eases trade restrictions to Syria rebel-held areas

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday eased restrictions on exports to opposition-held areas in Syria to help rebuild shattered infrastructure in a move U.S. officials said will help facilitate oil sales from rebel-controlled areas. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry signed a limited waiver of the Syria Accountability Act, allowing companies to apply for export license for such ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Facebook introduces #hashtags

    Photo credit: Facebook introduces hashtags to facilitate public discussion. (Getty) Facebook has finally hopped on the bandwagon, joining the likes of Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest with the introduction of hashtags.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: amNewYork

Quotes

  1. Material support intended even for benign purposes could "lend legitimacy to foreign terrorist groups -- legitimacy that makes it easier for those groups to persist, to recruit members, and to raise funds -- all of which facilitate more terrorist...
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: John Roberts Source: Xinhua

  2. "I commend the action taken by Chairman Bair and the FDIC today to facilitate the sale of Wachovia Bank to Citigroup in an orderly fashion to mitigate potential market disruptions," said Paulson. "The FDIC's actions help to mitigate potential...
    on Sep 29, 2008 By: Henry Paulson Source: CEP News

  3. "This mechanism will facilitate the effective distribution and utilization of assistance from the international community, including the expeditious and effective deployment of relief workers, especially health and medical personnel," Yeo told a...
    on May 19, 2007 By: George Yeo Source: 940 News

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