v. help bring about; make less difficult
Rest and proper nourishment should facilitate the patient's recovery.
Sentence in Classic:
If you could send her into the cellar on some errand, and then turn the key upon her, you would facilitate matters immensely.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
My aunt seemed disposed to contest the point; but to facilitate matters I said I would gladly remain behind, if they pleased; and returned into Mr.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
It was apparently Trenor himself who had been occupying the seat in question, for it was overhung by a cloud of cigar smoke, and near it stood one of those intricate folding tables which British ingenuity has devised to facilitate the circulation of tobacco and spirits.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
First: In order to facilitate the fastening to it of an additional line from a neighboring boat, in case the stricken whale should sound so deep as to threaten to carry off the entire line originally attached to the harpoon.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
You see I have a lot of special knowledge which I apply to the problem, and which facilitates matters wonderfully.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Further, it facilitates matters when the prince, having no other state, is compelled to reside there in person.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli Context