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used in The Color Purple

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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
  • And so she cultivated a pious interest in heathens.
cultivated = developed
  • As his greed increased he also began to cultivate the land on which the roofleaf grew.

There are no more uses of "cultivate" in The Color Purple.

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