- To prepare and use for the raising of crops; to till.
- To promote the growth of something.
- To improve or develop a skill, knowledge, or talent through study or practice.
- To maintain or develop a particular friendship or relationship.
Middle english cultivaten, from latin cultivat-, past participle of cultivare "to till, cultivate", from cultus "care, cultivation, worship" + -vare "to make, do".
- They cultivated the land for crops.
- He cultivated a love for music from a young age.
- She cultivated a relationship with her boss.
- They cultivated a garden in their backyard.
- He cultivated a taste for fine wine.