Synonyms for cultivate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : kuhl-tuh-veyt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkʌl təˌveɪt

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Définition of cultivate

Origin :
  • early 17c., from Medieval Latin cultivatus, past participle of cultivare, from Late Latin cultivus "tilled," from Latin cultus (see cult). Figurative sense of "improve by training or education" is from 1680s. Related: Cultivable; cultivated; cultivating.
  • verb develop land for growing
  • verb enrich situation; give special attention
  • verb nurture, take care of
Example sentences :
  • The British lady, the British gentleman too, seems to cultivate a natural repellence.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • We must cultivate the noble virtues that have their root in pride.
  • Extract from : « A Treatise on Parents and Children » by George Bernard Shaw
  • It should further engage us to cultivate humility and patience.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • Why should we cultivate talents merely to gratify the caprice of tyrants?
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • They have become Spiritualists, I understand, and cultivate Mediums.
  • Extract from : « Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home » by Bayard Taylor
  • And is man less than a cow, that he cannot cultivate his instincts to an equal point?
  • Extract from : « Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home » by Bayard Taylor
  • They have no house to inhabit, no land to cultivate, nor any domestic charge or care.
  • Extract from : « Tacitus on Germany » by Tacitus
  • Every year they change, and cultivate a fresh soil; yet still there is ground to spare.
  • Extract from : « Tacitus on Germany » by Tacitus
  • What could be more charming than a boy before he has begun to cultivate his intellect?
  • Extract from : « Monday or Tuesday » by Virginia Woolf
  • They will find the courage to clear the land of the flotsam and cultivate it anew.
  • Extract from : « The Flood » by Emile Zola

Antonyms for cultivate

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