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English verb: facilitate

1. facilitate (change) make easier

SamplesYou could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge.

Synonymsalleviate, ease

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)aid, assist, help

2. facilitate (stative) be of use

SamplesThis will help to prevent accidents.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE.
It ----s that CLAUSE.
Something ----s INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)serve

3. facilitate (creation) increase the likelihood of (a response)

SamplesThe stimulus facilitates a delayed impulse.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cause, do, make

Domain categoryphysiology

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