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Definition of 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

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

Our uniqueness, our individuality, and our life experience molds us into fascinating beings. I hope we can embrace that. I pray we may all challenge ourselves to delve into the deepest resources of our hearts to cultivate an atmosphere of understanding, acceptance, tolerance, and compassion. We are all in this life together.
Linda Thompson

We are raising today's children in sterile, risk-averse and highly structured environments. In so doing, we are failing to cultivate artists, pioneers and entrepreneurs, and instead cultivating a generation of children who can follow the rules in organized sports games, sit for hours in front of screens and mark bubbles on standardized tests.
Darell Hammond

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

All the food we eat - every grain of rice and kernel of corn - has been genetically modified. None of it was here before mankind learned to cultivate crops. The question isn't whether our food has been modified, but how.
Michael Specter
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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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