What does the word cultivate mean?

Usage examples for cultivate

  1. " I daresay I could cultivate a taste for 'em. – The Husbands of Edith by 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 by Shaw, Bernard
  3. Now, do the English cultivate this attitude? – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas