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cultivate
used in O Pioneers!

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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
  • So far John had not attempted to cultivate the second half-section, but used it for pasture land, and one of his sons rode herd there in open weather.
    1.2 — Part 1 Chapter 2 (23% in)

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  • It was a busy season on the farm, with the corn-plowing going on, and even Emil was in the field with a team and cultivator.
    2.5 — Part 2 Chapter 5 (4% in)

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