- 1. cultivate
- usage: foster the growth of
- 2. cultivate, crop, work, fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set
- usage: prepare for crops; "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land"
- 3. educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civilise, polish, refine, fine-tune, down
- usage: teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"
- 4. domesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tame, adapt, accommodate
- usage: adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"
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- 1. cultivated (vs. uncultivated)
- usage: (of land or fields) prepared for raising crops by plowing or fertilizing; "cultivated land"
- 2. cultivated, tame (vs. wild), tamed
- usage: no longer in the natural state; developed by human care and for human use; "cultivated roses"; "cultivated blackberries"
- 3. civilized, civilised, cultivated, cultured, genteel, polite, refined (vs. unrefined)
- usage: marked by refinement in taste and manners; "cultivated speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel old lady"; "polite society"
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