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English verb: cultivate

1. cultivate (creation) foster the growth of

ExamplesThey cultivate rye in the field

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)farm, grow, produce, raise

Domain categoryagriculture, farming, husbandry

2. cultivate (creation) prepare for crops

SamplesWork the soil.
Cultivate the land.

Synonymscrop, work

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fix, gear up, prepare, ready, set, set up

Narrower (hyponym)overcrop, overcultivate

Verb groupknead, work

Domain categoryagriculture, farming, husbandry

3. cultivate (social) teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment

SamplesCultivate your musical taste.
Train your tastebuds.
She is well schooled in poetry.

Synonymscivilise, civilize, educate, school, train

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)down, fine-tune, polish, refine

Narrower (hyponym)sophisticate

4. cultivate (change) adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment

SamplesDomesticate oats.
Tame the soil.

Synonymsdomesticate, naturalise, naturalize, tame

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)accommodate, adapt

Domain categoryflora, plant, plant life

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