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1. cultivate

verb. ['ˈkʌltəˌveɪt'] foster the growth of.

Synonyms

  • farm
  • produce
  • grow

Antonyms

  • ascend
  • rise
  • moving
  • unsettled

Etymology

  • cultivatus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Cultivate

  • activate
  • aggravate
  • captivate
  • deactivate
  • elevate
  • excavate
  • inactivate
  • innovate
  • innovate
  • motivate
  • reactivate
  • renovate
  • salivate

How do you pronounce cultivate?

Pronounce cultivate as ˈkəltəˌveɪt.

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Sentences with cultivate


1. Verb, base form
It is best when you begin to cultivate your own mushrooms to buy mushroom spawn from a supplier.

Quotes about cultivate


1. A youth, when at home, should be filial and, abroad, respectful to his elders. He should be earnest and truthful. He should overflow in love to all and cultivate the friendship of the good. When he has time and opportunity, after the performance of these things, he should employ them in polite studies.
- Confucius

2. 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

3. Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

2. cultivate

verb. ['ˈkʌltəˌveɪt'] prepare for crops.

Synonyms

  • fix
  • overcrop
  • ready
  • prepare
  • crop
  • work
  • knead
  • gear up
  • set up
  • overcultivate

Antonyms

  • desynchronize
  • blur
  • desynchronise
  • winterize

Etymology

  • cultivatus (Latin)

3. cultivate

verb. ['ˈkʌltəˌveɪt'] teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment.

Synonyms

  • sophisticate
  • civilize
  • polish
  • fine-tune
  • civilise
  • refine
  • school
  • train
  • educate

Antonyms

  • disarranged
  • soft
  • up
  • unwire

Etymology

  • cultivatus (Latin)

4. cultivate

verb. ['ˈkʌltəˌveɪt'] adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment.

Synonyms

  • naturalize
  • tame
  • naturalise
  • accommodate
  • adapt

Antonyms

  • deglycerolize
  • pressurize
  • depressurise
  • pressurise

Etymology

  • cultivatus (Latin)
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