Definition and Meanings for cultivate

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Cultivate is ranked 5,639 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of cultivate

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of cultivate

ll. cultivatus, p. p. of cultivare to cultivate, fr. cultivus cultivated, fr. l. cultus, p. p. of colere to till, cultivate. cf. colony

Meaning of cultivate


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to bestow attention, care, and labor upon, with a view to valuable returns; to till; to fertilize; as, to cultivate soil.
  • to direct special attention to; to devote time and thought to; to foster; to cherish.
  • to seek the society of; to court intimacy with.
  • to improve by labor, care, or study; to impart culture to; to civilize; to refine.
  • to raise or produce by tillage; to care for while growing; as, to cultivate corn or grass.
  • No antonyms for cultivate

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