The verb facilitate is to make something easier, smooth or less difficult.

Synonyms are help, ease, further or aid.

The word origins from French (1610s) faciliter (borrowed from Italian facilitare, verbal derivative of facilità), meaning “to render easy”. The Latin adjective facilis, meaning “easy”, facile meaning “easy to do”, facility meaning “the quality of being easily performed”.

The manager asked me to facilitate the event.

To facilitate is not an easy job, you have to make sure everything is under control.

It was designed to facilitate the research findings so they can get accurate results.