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Definitionenhance 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.
- 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
- A mind must be cultivated.Malcolm Gladwell -- Outliers
- 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
- And that cultivates deceit, for I don't tell them I'm awake—O no!Charlotte Perkins Gilman -- The Yellow Wallpaper
- Restricted, as a child, to this cocoon of her family's spinning, she cultivated quiet and private pleasures.Toni Morrison -- The Bluest Eye
- It was the only open and cultivated field for a great distance on either side of the road,Henry David Thoreau -- Walden
- The black man cultivated this land from ocean to ocean with his back.Ernest J. Gaines -- The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
- Marek was strong, and Ambrosch worked him hard; but he could never teach him to cultivate corn, I remember.Willa Cather -- My Antonia
- he'll begin to cultivate his patch of land, and then your cherry orchard will be happy, rich, splendid.Anton Chekhov -- The Cherry Orchard
- the land was cultivated.John Steinbeck -- The Grapes of Wrath
- 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
- And so she cultivated a pious interest in heathens.Alice Walker -- The Color Purple
cultivated = developed or grown
cultivate = enhance growth or development of
cultivated = helped to develop (grow)
cultivated = where crops are gown
cultivates = enhances development of
cultivated = enhanced the growth or development of
cultivated = developed (able to grow crops)
cultivated = grew crops or prepared land for them
cultivate = grow
cultivate = make land suitable for growing plants
cultivated = ready for growing crops
cultivated = with plants cared for by humans
cultivated = developed