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One entry found for cultivate.
Main Entry: cul·ti·vate
Pronunciation: primarystresskschwal-tschwa-secondarystressvamacrt
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -vat·ed; -vat·ing
1 a : to prepare land for the raising of crops b : to loosen or break up the soil around (growing plants)
2 a : to raise or assist the growth of by tilling or by labor and care <cultivate vegetables> <cultivate oysters> b : 2CULTURE
3 : to improve or develop by careful attention, training, or study : devote time and thought to <cultivate one's mind> <cultivate the arts>
4 : to seek the company and friendship of

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