Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cultivate

4 senses of cultivate

Sense 1
cultivate -- (foster the growth of)

Sense 2
cultivate, crop, work -- (prepare for crops; "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land")
       => fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set -- (make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill")

Sense 3
educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civilise -- (teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry")
       => polish, refine, fine-tune, down -- (improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing")

Sense 4
domesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tame -- (adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil")
       => adapt, accommodate -- (make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country")

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