cultivate cultivate  /ˈkəl tə ˌveɪt/


  1. (v) prepare for crops
  2. (v) teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
  3. (v) adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
  4. (v) foster the growth of

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  1. City dwellers cultivate and provide fresh, organic produce to neighbors, friends and customers.
  2. It has become more important for schools to identify deficiencies than to cultivate gifts.
  3. Farmers in Uganda's army-defended camps tentatively return to cultivate their land by day.


  1. Basic financial tips for college grads

    The tassel is moved, the books are packed up, and the job search is on. Congratulations on completing that hard-earned diploma. As the last strains of Pomp and Circumstance fade away, consider a few simple but extremely powerful financial habits to cultivate now that are practically guaranteed to repay you many times over.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

  2. How to Discover Your Superpower in Business

    Entrepreneurs can take cues from the new Superman movie 'Man of Steel' and cultivate their unique strengths.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Entrpreneur

  3. Extending a Hand Abroad, Obama Often Finds a Cold Shoulder

    For all of his effort to cultivate personal ties with foreign counterparts over the last four and a half years, President Obama has complicated relationships with some, and has bet on others who came to disappoint him.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "The Iraqi government is committed to cultivate good neighborly relations with these two countries and to engage them constructively in security cooperation," Zebari said of Iran and Syria.
    on Jan 16, 2007 By: Hoshyar Zebari Source: Tehran Times

  2. New York Yankee Lou Gehrig, sick and dying, said goodbye to the fans at Yankee Stadium with the memorable words, "I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth." "Observe good faith and justice toward all nations.Cultivate peace...
    on Nov 27, 2006 By: Lou Gehrig Source: The Delaware County Times

  3. "I think I came along at a kinder time in the business," Roberts said. "It wasn't about fashion, and there weren't so many media outlets, it was just kind of different. You could really cultivate your work a little more gently."
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Julia Roberts Source: Guardian Unlimited

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furtive furtive
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