HyperDic: cultivate

English > 4 senses of the word cultivate:
VERBcreationcultivatefoster / foster the growth of
creationcultivate, crop, workprepare for crops
socialcultivate, educate, school, train, civilize, civiliseteach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
changecultivate, domesticate, naturalize, naturalise, tameadapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
cultivate > pronunciation
Soundskah'ltahvey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > cultivate: 4 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningfoster / foster the growth of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey cultivate rye in the field
Categoryfarming, agriculture, husbandryThe practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
Narrowergrow, raise, farm, producecultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
Spanishcultivar
Catalanconrear, cultivar
Nounscultivation(agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale)
cultivationthe process of fostering the growth of something
cultivatorsomeone concerned with the science or art or business of cultivating the soil
English > cultivate: 4 senses > verb 2, creation
MeaningPrepare for crops.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "cultivate the land"
Synonymscrop, work
Categoryfarming, agriculture, husbandryThe practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
Entailed bytillWork land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation
Narrowerovercrop, overcultivateTo exhaust by excessive cultivation
Broaderfix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, setmake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
Similar toknead, workmake uniform
Spanishcultivar
Catalanconrear, cultivar
Nounscultivation(agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale)
cultivatora farm implement used to break up the surface of the soil (for aeration and weed control and conservation of moisture)
English > cultivate: 4 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningTeach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"Cultivate your musical taste"
Synonymseducate, school, train, civilize, civilise
Narrowersophisticatemake less natural or innocent
Broaderpolish, refine, fine-tune, downimprove or perfect by pruning or polishing
Spanishcivilizar, cultivar, educar
Catalancivilitzar, educar
Nounscultivationa highly developed state of perfection
English > cultivate: 4 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningadapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsdomesticate, naturalize, naturalise, tame
Categoryplant, flora, plant life(botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
Broaderadapt, accommodatemake fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
Spanishaclimatarse, naturalizar
Catalanaclimatar-se, naturalitzar

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