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Verb: cultivate  'kúl-ti,veyt
  1. (farming) foster the growth of
  2. (farming) prepare for crops
    "cultivate the land";
    - crop, work
  3. Teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
    "Cultivate your musical taste";
    - educate, school, train, civilize, civilise [Brit]
  4. Adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
    "cultivate oats";
    - domesticate, naturalize, naturalise [Brit], tame

Derived forms: cultivated, cultivating, cultivates

Type of: accommodate, adapt, down [informal], fine-tune, fix, gear up, polish, prepare, ready, refine, set, set up

Encyclopedia: Cultivate