Part of speech: verb

To till, as land; raise, as a plant, by tillage.

Part of speech: verb

To develop by study or training; devote oneself to; foster.

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Usage examples "cultivate":

  1. " I daresay I could cultivate a taste for 'em. - "The Husbands of Edith", George Barr McCutcheon.
  2. I have no intention of getting married; and unless you are content to accept that state of things, we had much better not cultivate each other's acquaintance. - "You-Never-Can-Tell", Shaw, Bernard.
  3. Now, do the English cultivate this attitude? - "Old Calabria", Norman Douglas.