Definitions for cultivateˈkʌl təˌveɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cultivate(verb)

    foster the growth of

  2. cultivate, crop, work(verb)

    prepare for crops

    "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land"

  3. educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civilise(verb)

    teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment

    "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"

  4. domesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tame(verb)

    adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment

    "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"


  1. cultivate(Verb)

    To grow plants, notably crops

    Farmers should cultivate their crops to get a good harvest.

  2. cultivate(Verb)

    To nurture; to foster; to tend.

    They tried to cultivate an interest in learning among their students.

  3. cultivate(Verb)

    To turn or stir soil in preparation for planting.

  4. Origin: From cultivatus, perfect passive participle of cultivo, from cultivus, from cultus, perfect passive participle of colo, which comes from earlier *, from kʷel-. Cognates include Ancient Greek and Sanskrit . The same Proto-Indo-European root also gave Latin inquilinus and anculus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cultivate(verb)

    to bestow attention, care, and labor upon, with a view to valuable returns; to till; to fertilize; as, to cultivate soil

  2. Cultivate(verb)

    to direct special attention to; to devote time and thought to; to foster; to cherish

  3. Cultivate(verb)

    to seek the society of; to court intimacy with

  4. Cultivate(verb)

    to improve by labor, care, or study; to impart culture to; to civilize; to refine

  5. Cultivate(verb)

    to raise or produce by tillage; to care for while growing; as, to cultivate corn or grass

Translations for cultivate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • отглеждам, обработвам, култивирам, подхранвамBulgarian
  • conrear, cultivarCatalan, Valencian
  • obdělávatCzech
  • pleje, dyrkeDanish
  • kultivieren, pflegen, bestellen, anbauenGerman
  • cultivarSpanish
  • viljellä, kyntää, muokata, äestää, herättääFinnish
  • cultiverFrench
  • àitichScottish Gaelic
  • טיפח, עיבד, גידלHebrew
  • cultivarInterlingua
  • coltivareItalian
  • לטפחHebrew
  • 養う, 栽培Japanese
  • ធ្វើកសិកម្ម, ចម្រើនលូតលាស់Khmer
  • کشتوکاڵ کردنKurdish
  • colōLatin
  • pāpako, whakatupu, pakoMāori
  • verbouwen, bewerken, cultiveren, verzorgen, telenDutch
  • plantar, lavrar, alimentar, cultivarPortuguese
  • культивировать, обрабатывать, выращивать, возделать, обработать, вырастить, возделыватьRussian
  • odlaSwedish

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