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Synonyms for cultivate
ˈkʌl təˌveɪtcul·ti·vate

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cultivate

    Synonyms:
    promote, foster, study, improve, fertilize, till, advance, refine, improve, civilize, nourish, cherish

    Antonyms:
    neglect, desert, abandon, stifle, prevent, discourage, abolish, blight, blast, paralyze, eradicate, extirpate, uproot

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cultivateverb

    foster the growth of

    Synonyms:
    naturalize, tame, school, train, domesticate, civilise, naturalise, work, civilize, educate, crop

  2. cultivate, crop, workverb

    prepare for crops

    "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land"

    Synonyms:
    knead, turn, operate, sour, act, shape, clip, civilise, work out, run, wreak, function, prune, forge, lick, civilize, solve, pasture, trim, browse, figure out, form, naturalise, mould, train, play, naturalize, exploit, go, make, do work, make for, mold, tame, bring, educate, puzzle out, put to work, school, process, crop, work, ferment, domesticate, work on, graze, act upon, cut back, influence, snip, lop, exercise, dress, range

  3. educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civiliseverb

    teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment

    "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"

    Synonyms:
    aim, groom, educate, naturalise, civilize, school, develop, discipline, take aim, rail, work, domesticate, check, coach, condition, direct, train, trail, take, naturalize, tame, civilise, crop, prepare

  4. domesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tameverb

    adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment

    "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"

    Synonyms:
    reclaim, educate, naturalise, domesticize, civilize, school, moderate, crop, work, naturalize, domesticise, domesticate, tone down, train, tame, civilise, chasten, subdue

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cultivateverb

    Synonyms:
    till, raise crops from

  2. cultivateverb

    Synonyms:
    study, investigate, search into

  3. cultivateverb

    Synonyms:
    improve, refine, elevate, civilize, meliorate, make better

  4. cultivateverb

    Synonyms:
    foster, cherish, promote

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cultivateverb

    Synonyms:
    till

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "cultivate":

    cultivar, cultivating, grow, nurture, nurturing, nurtured, cultivation, foster

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How to use cultivate in a sentence?

  1. Huang Xiaodan:

    Venturing into a new frontier requires policy support and time to cultivate the market, at the moment, we're just paying close attention to what's going on.

  2. Charlotte Bronte:

    No mockery in the world ever sounds to me as hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness Happiness is not a potato, to be planted in mould, and tilled with manure.

  3. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    (C)(P) POVERTY HAS TAUGHT ME THE MANY WAYS TO CULTIVATE PATIENCE IN DEALING WITH ADVERSITY AND UNCERTAINTY. I TRY TO PASS THIS ON TO THE YOUNG PEOPLE, BUT THEY CHOOSE TO REMAIN IGNORANT OF SUCH LIFE SAVING VIRTUES.

  4. Samuel Johnson:

    Always set high value on spontaneous kindness. He whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to you.

  5. Stephen Covey:

    Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones.


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