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cultivate

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Etymology

From Mediaeval Latin cultivatus (past participle of cultivare).

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to cultivate

Third person singular
cultivat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ed

to cultivate (third-person singular simple present cultivat, present participle ed, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to grow plants
    A farmer should cultivate her crops if she wants a good harvest.
  2. to nurture; tend
    They tried to cultivate an interest in learning among their students.
  3. To turn or stir soil in preparation for planting.

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