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To break up (soil) in preparation for sowing or planting
“In early spring, gently cultivate the soil around the base of the tree with a trowel or hoe.”
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To raise or grow (plants)
“The farmers here cultivate the tall trees that look much like the coconut palm.”
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(of a quality or skill) To become better at
“I use various methods to cultivate my foreign language skills.”
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(of a quality or skill) To acquire
“After traveling through parts of Asia, I would eventually cultivate a taste for spicy foods.”
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(of a quality of skill) To foster the growth or development of
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“Teachers at the school often do their best to cultivate an interest in reading among the students.”
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To try to win the friendship or favor of (someone)
“As a businessman, I had to cultivate those I saw as potential clients.”
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To strengthen or reaffirm in rank or position
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To make, create or manufacture, usually from components or raw materials
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To affect
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To bring (a place or people) to a stage of social and cultural development considered to be more advanced
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Behave obsequiously or ingratiatingly in the hope of gaining someone's favour
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Make perfect
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To enhance the value of something, or to make more efficient
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To cultivate (a plant) for food
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To be creative or imaginative
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To act as someone's mentor
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To gradually appear or develop
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To make domestic
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Seek as romantic partner
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To apply great and continuous effort
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To conduct or devote oneself to
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