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")

Antonyms of adj cultivated

3 senses of cultivated

Sense 1
cultivated (vs. uncultivated) -- ((of land or fields) prepared for raising crops by plowing or fertilizing; "cultivated land")

uncultivated (vs. cultivated) -- ((of land or fields) not prepared for raising crops; "uncultivated land")
        => uncultivable, uncultivatable -- (not suitable for cultivation or tilling; "thickets of indigenous trees...on uncultivable land"- C.B.Palmer)

Sense 2
cultivated -- (no longer in the natural state; developed by human care and for human use; "cultivated roses"; "cultivated blackberries")

INDIRECT (VIA tame) -> wild, untamed -- (in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated; "wild geese"; "edible wild plants")

Sense 3
civilized, civilised, cultivated, cultured, genteel, polite -- (marked by refinement in taste and manners; "cultivated speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel old lady"; "polite society")

INDIRECT (VIA refined) -> unrefined -- ((used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth; "how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?")

Similarity of adj cultivated

3 senses of cultivated

Sense 1
cultivated (vs. uncultivated) -- ((of land or fields) prepared for raising crops by plowing or fertilizing; "cultivated land")

Sense 2
cultivated -- (no longer in the natural state; developed by human care and for human use; "cultivated roses"; "cultivated blackberries")
       => tame (vs. wild), tamed -- (brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries")

Sense 3
civilized, civilised, cultivated, cultured, genteel, polite -- (marked by refinement in taste and manners; "cultivated speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel old lady"; "polite society")
       => refined (vs. unrefined) -- ((used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste")

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