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Synonyms for cultivate
ˈkʌl təˌveɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cultivate(verb)

    foster the growth of

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

  2. cultivate, crop, work(verb)

    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, civilise(verb)

    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, tame(verb)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cultivate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    till, raise crops from

  2. cultivate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    study, investigate, search into

  3. cultivate(v. a.)

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

  4. cultivate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    foster, cherish, promote

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cultivate(v)

    Synonyms:
    till

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

How to pronounce cultivate?

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How to use cultivate in a sentence?

  1. Lawana Blackwell:

    It isn't kind to cultivate a friendship just so one will have an audience.

  2. Confucius:

    To be fond of learning is to be near to knowledge. To practice with vigor is to be near to magnanimity. To possess the feeling of shame is to be near to energy. He who knows these three things, knows how to cultivate his own character.

  3. William Powell:

    Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Creation and cultivation of Beauty doesn’t happen without tremendous Endurance. True Beauty is often emerged out of Chaos and Turbulence. Look at the eruptions of Volcanoes and shaking of Earth that give birth to beautiful mountains and scenic lakes. Think of those amazingly attractive Stalactites formed only after continuous erosion by slow dripping water. Something far superior, magnificent, better and beautiful always appears out of otherwise ordinary - only after enduring the colossal Chaos, frightening Fury, traumatizing Turbulence and disturbing Disorder within the stagnant Status Quo. That’s the reality of life! So, accept and endure the changes, no matter how chaotic, stormy and irrational they may seem to you today. You are chosen by Supreme Powers to Create and Cultivate the Beauty, something that never existed before – only through your exceptional Endurance. And I am sure that you will, my friend, pass this test with flying colors. You’ve done it before, and you’ll do it again. Go on, and break a leg!

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly lies to the bone. Beauty dies and fades away, but ugly holds its own! Cultivate Inner Beauty that never fades away but grows and matures with time!


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