• IPA: /ˈkʌltɪveɪt/

cultivate (cultivates, present participle cultivating; past and past participle cultivated)

  1. To grow plants, notably crops
    Most farmers in this region cultivate maize.
  2. To nurture; to foster; to tend.
    They tried to cultivate an interest in learning among their students.
  3. To turn or stir soil in preparation for planting.
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