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cultivate
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Definition enhance growth or development
in various senses, including:
  • to grow crops or prepare land for them
  • enhance a relationship — especially for a purpose
  • develop discernment (better recognition of differences) in taste or judgment
  • to grow a culture in a petri dish
  • We encourage our representatives to cultivate a close relationship with their clients.
cultivate = develop or grow
  • Creativity can be cultivated.
  • cultivated = developed or grown
  • I want to cultivate a greater sense of gratitude in myself.
  • They plan to cultivate the land.
  • A great writer works at cultivating her craft.
  • I just moved to the city, but I'm spending the time needed to cultivate some good friendships.
  • I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty... But I am too busy thinking about myself.
    Edith Sitwell
  • They will be governed by mutual interest, and will cultivate a spirit of mutual amity and concord.
    Hamilton, Alexander  --  Federalist Papers Authored by Alexander Hamilton
  • From his example in this respect I learned the lesson that great men cultivate love, and that only little men cherish a spirit of hatred.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • cultivate = enhance growth or development of
  • A mind must be cultivated.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • cultivated = helped to develop (grow)
  • He would go down the hillside into the cultivated lands by night, and look very curiously at the villagers in their huts,
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • cultivated = where crops are gown
  • And that cultivates deceit, for I don't tell them I'm awake—O no!
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman  --  The Yellow Wallpaper
  • cultivates = enhances development of
  • Restricted, as a child, to this cocoon of her family's spinning, she cultivated quiet and private pleasures.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • cultivated = enhanced the growth or development of
  • It was the only open and cultivated field for a great distance on either side of the road,
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • cultivated = developed (able to grow crops)
  • The black man cultivated this land from ocean to ocean with his back.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • cultivated = grew crops or prepared land for them
  • Marek was strong, and Ambrosch worked him hard; but he could never teach him to cultivate corn, I remember.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • cultivate = grow
  • he'll begin to cultivate his patch of land, and then your cherry orchard will be happy, rich, splendid.
    Anton Chekhov  --  The Cherry Orchard
  • cultivate = make land suitable for growing plants
  • the land was cultivated.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • cultivated = ready for growing crops
  • It was a large garden, only half cultivated, with bushes, as big as summer-houses, of Marshal Niel roses, lime and orange trees, clumps of bamboos, and thickets of high grass.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • cultivated = with plants cared for by humans
  • And so she cultivated a pious interest in heathens.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
cultivated = developed

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