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ラッセル英単語・熟語


★ facilitate (v) [(事を)容易にする,助ける,促進する]

* facilities (n): things such as building, shops, or services that are useful or help one to do something 設備,施設;便宜
* facility (n): ability to do or perform something easily and well 器用さ,腕前
He was a Darwinian, and was engage in studying the instincts of chickens, which, to facilitate his studies, were allowed to work havoc in every room in the house, including the drawing-room.
[彼(注:スポルディング)は,ダーウィン進化論の信奉者であり,ニワトリの本能の研究に従事していたが,彼の研究を助けるため,応接間もふくめ,家中のどの部屋でも,ニワトリをめちゃめちゃに動き回るままにしておいた。
 出典:ラッセル『自伝』第1巻第1章「幼少時代」]

I did not take to drink until the King took the pledge during the first war. His motive was to facilitate the killing of Germans, and it therefore seemed as if there must be some connection between pacifism and alcohol.
[第一次世界大戦が起こり,英国国王が禁酒の誓いをたてるまで,私は禁酒を続けた。国王の禁酒の動機は,ドイツ人を殺すことを促進するためであった。それゆえ,平和主義とアルコールの間には,あたかも,何らかの関連があるように感じられた。(松下注:もちろん冗談。しかし,ラッセルは,英国王の態度やパフォーマンスに反発して,禁酒をやめたことになる。
 出典:ラッセル『自伝』第1巻第5章「初婚」]

It would greatly facilitate interpretation if the raw data were presented in graph form.
[生データがグラフで示されていたら,ずっとわかりやすいはずだ。
 出典:『東大英単』p.205]

His father's connections facilitated his employment.
[彼は父親のコネのおかげで就職が容易だった。
 出典:『京大学術語彙データベース 基本英単語1110』p.46]

The new underground railway will facilitate the journey to the airport.
[ 出典:Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, new ed.]

The hotel has special facilities for welcoming disabled people.
[ 出典:Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 8th ed.]