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cultivate
used in War and Peace

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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
  • Half an hour later, the Rhetor returned to inform the seeker of the seven virtues, corresponding to the seven steps of Solomon's temple, which every Freemason should cultivate in himself.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (16% in)
  • You write that in Petersburg he is spoken of as one of the most active, cultivated, and capable of the young men.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (96% in)

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