Cultivate (verb)

  1. To prepare and use for the raising of crops; to till.
  2. To promote the growth of something.
  3. To improve or develop a skill, knowledge, or talent through study or practice.
  4. 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".


  1. They cultivated the land for crops.
  2. He cultivated a love for music from a young age.
  3. She cultivated a relationship with her boss.
  4. They cultivated a garden in their backyard.
  5. He cultivated a taste for fine wine.
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