cultivate


cultivate
01. They [cultivate] grapes for making excellent wine in many parts of the Okanagan.
02. It is the job of a parent to [cultivate] a sense of self-confidence in children.
03. Boris Yeltsin [cultivated] Vladimir Putin as his successor as the leader of Russia.
04. The [cultivation] of tobacco is an important source of income for many farms in Quebec and Ontario.
05. The government has passed laws forbidding the sale of [cultivated] land for commercial or residential use.
06. Stephanie did her best to [cultivate] friendships with people at her school who came from rich families.
07. William Gaddis once said that stupidity is the deliberate [cultivation] of ignorance.
08. Charles Scribner once said that language is the soul of intellect, and reading is the essential process by which that intellect is [cultivated] beyond the commonplace experiences of everyday life.
09. Bill Cosby once remarked that the very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise, and [cultivate] the delightfully vague.
10. There is a Guinean proverb which states that knowledge is like a garden: if it is not [cultivated], it cannot be harvested.
11. There is a Cambodian proverb which states, "[Cultivate] a heart of love that knows no danger."
12. Lettuce has been [cultivated] for more than 2,500 years.
13. The ancient Greeks and Romans were among the first [cultivators] of mushrooms.
14. The silkworm moth has been [cultivated] for so long that it can no longer exist without human care.
15. The [cultivation] of corn was first introduced by native people in Colombia.
16. Because much of the soil in Luxembourg is difficult to [cultivate], most of the land is used for cattle pasture.
17. British Columbia is now famous for [cultivating] high quality marijuana.
18. Colombia is the world's largest [cultivator] of coca, which is used to make cocaine.
19. Banana plants have been in [cultivation] since the beginning of recorded history.
20. The Korean martial art of taekwondo [cultivates] character through physical and mental training.
21. The early Christian Church rejected the idea of [cultivating] music purely for enjoyment.
22. In ancient Rome, [cultivated] people were expected to be educated in music, just as they were supposed to know Greek.

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  • Cultivate — Cul ti*vate (k?l t? v?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cultivated} ( v? t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cultivating} ( v? t?ng).] [LL. cultivatus, p. p. of cultivare to cultivate, fr. cultivus cultivated, fr. L. cultus, p. p. of colere to till, cultivate. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cultivate — cul‧ti‧vate [ˈkʌltveɪt] verb [transitive] 1. FARMING to prepare and use land for growing crops and plants: • Some of the land would be impossible to cultivate. 2. to develop a particular skill or quality in yourself: • The company has been… …   Financial and business terms

  • cultivate — [v1] develop land for growing breed, crop, dress, farm, fertilize, garden, harvest, labor, manage, mature, plant, plow, prepare, propagate, raise, ripen, seed, tend, till, work; concepts 253,257 Ant. destroy, ignore, neglect cultivate [v2] enrich …   New thesaurus

  • cultivate — [kul′tə vāt΄] vt. cultivated, cultivating [< ML cultivatus, pp. of cultivare < LL cultivus, tilled < L cultus: see CULT] 1. to prepare and use (soil or land) for growing crops; till 2. to break up the surface soil around (plants) in… …   English World dictionary

  • cultivate — I verb advance, colere, develop, elevate, enrich, farm, forward, foster, further, garden, improve, make better, nourish, nurture, polish, prepare for crops, promote, rarefy, refine, till, train, work II index ameliorate, cause, develop …   Law dictionary

  • cultivate — (v.) early 17c., from M.L. cultivatus, pp. of cultivare, from L.L. cultivus tilled, from L. cultus (see CULT (Cf. cult)). Figurative sense of improve by training or education is from 1680s. Related: Cultivable; cultivated; cultivating …   Etymology dictionary

  • cultivate — nurture, *nurse, foster, cherish Analogous words: develop, *mature, ripen: raise, rear (see LIFT): educate, train, instruct, *teach: *improve, better, ameliorate Contrasted words: *neglect, ignore, disregard, slight …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • cultivate — ► VERB 1) prepare and use (land) for crops or gardening. 2) raise or grow (plants or crops). 3) grow or maintain (living cells or tissue) in an artificial medium containing nutrients. 4) try to acquire or develop (a quality or skill). 5) try to… …   English terms dictionary

  • cultivate — [[t]kʌ̱ltɪveɪt[/t]] cultivates, cultivating, cultivated 1) VERB If you cultivate land or crops, you prepare land and grow crops on it. [V n] She also cultivated a small garden of her own. [V ed] ...the few patches of cultivated land. Derived… …   English dictionary

  • cultivate — transitive verb ( vated; vating) Etymology: Medieval Latin cultivatus, past participle of cultivare, from cultivus cultivable, from Latin cultus, past participle of colere Date: circa 1655 1. to prepare or prepare and use for the raising of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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