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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fa•cil•i•tatefəˈsɪl ɪˌteɪt(v.t.)-tat•ed, -tat•ing.

  1. to make easier or less difficult; help forward:

    Careful planning facilitates any kind of work.

  2. to assist the progress of (a person).

Origin of facilitate:

1605–15; < F faciliter < It facilitare,facility


Princeton's WordNet

  1. facilitator(noun)

    someone who makes progress easier


  1. facilitator(Noun)

    A person who helps a group to have an effective dialog without taking any side of the argument, especially in order to reach a consensus


  1. Facilitator

    A facilitator is someone who helps a group of people understand their common objectives and assists them to plan to achieve them without taking a particular position in the discussion. Some facilitator tools will try to assist the group in achieving a consensus on any disagreements that preexist or emerge in the meeting so that it has a strong basis for future action.

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