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cultivate

 
Verb cultivate has 4 senses
  1. cultivate - foster the growth of
    Derived forms: noun cultivation2, noun cultivator1
    Sample sentence:
    They cultivate rye in the field
  2. cultivate, crop, work - prepare for crops; "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land"
    --2 is one way to fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set
    Derived forms: noun cultivation2, noun cultivator2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civilise - train to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"
    --3 is one way to polish, refine, fine-tune, down
    Derived form: noun cultivation3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. domesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tame - adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"
    --4 is one way to adapt, accommodate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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