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Definition of 'cultivate'


  1. foster the growth of
  2. prepare for crops; "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land"
       Synonyms: crop work
  3. train to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"
       Synonyms: educate school train civilize civilise
  4. adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"
       Synonyms: domesticate naturalize naturalise tame

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