toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

cultivate
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
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
  • I just kept quiet; I was cultivating my Canadian friendships, and most of my friends thought that Trudeau could do no wrong, that he was a prince.
    p. 464.8

There are no more uses of "cultivate" in A Prayer for Owen Meany.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®