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Cultivate Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"
  • prepare for crops; "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land"
  • foster the growth of
  • train to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"

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'Cultivate' example sentence in quotations

* Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them. - Benjamin Disraeli

* However mean your life is, meet it and live it do not shun it and call it hard names. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts. - Henry David Thoreau

* Do continue to believe that with your feeling and your work you are taking part in the greatest the more strongly you cultivate this belief, the more will reality and the world go forth from it. - Rainer Maria Rilke

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Cultivate Sample Sentences in News

  • Syngenta confirms it applied to cultivate GMO corn in China
    * Syngenta says applied to cultivate MIR162 GMO corn in China BEIJING, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Swiss-based seed firm Syngenta had applied for cultivation approval for its Viptera GMO corn in China, but later halted the process to focus on winning import permission for the grain, a company spokesman told Reuters. Syngenta is being sued by grain exporters Cargill and Tran Read more on this news related to 'Cultivate'
  • UMB launches program to cultivate middle-schoolers' interest in cancer careers
    The University of Maryland, Baltimore has received a $750,000 grant to develop a program designed to spark interest in cancer research and care among middle school children in the university's low-income West Baltimore neighborhood. Read more on this news related to 'Cultivate'
  • Businesswomen cultivate downtown as a destination
    MOWEAQUA -- In downtown Moweaqua, businessmen are hard to find. Businesswomen, on the other hand, are plentiful and flourishing. Read more on this news related to 'Cultivate'

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