foster the growth of
cultivate, crop, work(verb)
prepare for crops
"Work the soil"; "cultivate the land"
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"
domesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tame(verb)
adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
"domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"
To grow plants, notably crops
Farmers should cultivate their crops to get a good harvest.
To nurture; to foster; to tend.
They tried to cultivate an interest in learning among their students.
To turn or stir soil in preparation for planting.
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.
to bestow attention, care, and labor upon, with a view to valuable returns; to till; to fertilize; as, to cultivate soil
to direct special attention to; to devote time and thought to; to foster; to cherish
to seek the society of; to court intimacy with
to improve by labor, care, or study; to impart culture to; to civilize; to refine
to raise or produce by tillage; to care for while growing; as, to cultivate corn or grass
Origin: [LL. cultivatus, p. p. of cultivare to cultivate, fr. cultivus cultivated, fr. L. cultus, p. p. of colere to till, cultivate. Cf. Colony.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kul′ti-vāt, v.i. to till or produce by tillage: to prepare for crops: to devote attention to: to civilise or refine.—adjs. Cul′tivable, Cultivat′able, capable of being cultivated.—ns. Cultivā′tion, the art or practice of cultivating: civilisation: refinement; Cul′tivator.—Cultivate a person's friendship, to endeavour to get his good-will. [Low L. cultivāre, -ātum—L. colĕre, to till, to worship.]
The numerical value of cultivate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of cultivate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of cultivate in a Sentence
We have to cultivate poppy.
Challenges cultivate ingenuity
Raise you awareness and cultivate your uniqueness.
We're going to cultivate that and put in an effort in both those states.
It isn't kind to cultivate a friendship just so one will have an audience.
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- отглеждам, обработвам, култивирам, подхранвамBulgarian
- conrear, cultivarCatalan, Valencian
- pleje, dyrkeDanish
- kultivieren, pflegen, bestellen, anbauenGerman
- viljellä, kyntää, muokata, äestää, herättääFinnish
- àitichScottish Gaelic
- טיפח, עיבד, גידלHebrew
- 養う, 栽培Japanese
- ធ្វើកសិកម្ម, ចម្រើនលូតលាស់Khmer
- کشتوکاڵ کردنKurdish
- pāpako, whakatupu, pakoMāori
- verbouwen, bewerken, cultiveren, verzorgen, telenDutch
- plantar, lavrar, alimentar, cultivarPortuguese
- культивировать, обрабатывать, выращивать, возделать, обработать, вырастить, возделыватьRussian
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