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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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