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Definition of Cultivate

Cultivate

  1. To bestow attention, care, and labor upon, with a view to valuable returns; to till; to fertilize; as, to cultivate soil.
  2. To direct special attention to; to devote time and thought to; to foster; to cherish.
  3. To seek the society of; to court intimacy with.
  4. To improve by labor, care, or study; to impart culture to; to civilize; to refine.
  5. To raise or produce by tillage; to care for while growing; as, to cultivate corn or grass.

Cultivate Quotations

Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.
Mae West

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
George Washington

If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right.
Henry David Thoreau

It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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Cultivate Translations

cultivate in Afrikaans is aankweek, kweek
cultivate in Dutch is kweken, bewerken, bebouwen
cultivate in German is anbauen, kultivieren, ausbilden, kultivieren
cultivate in Italian is allevare
cultivate in Latin is colo colui cultum, exerceo
cultivate in Norwegian is kultivere, dyrke
cultivate in Portuguese is cultive
cultivate in Swedish is kultivera, bruka, odla, upparbeta

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