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verb [with object]
1prepare and use (land) for crops or gardening. break up (soil) in preparation for sowing or planting. raise or grow (plants), especially on a large scale for commercial purposes. Biology grow or maintain (living cells or tissue) in culture. 2try to acquire or develop (a quality, sentiment, or skill):he cultivated an air of indifference try to win the friendship or favor of (someone):it helps if you go out of your way to cultivate the local people apply oneself to improving or developing (one’s mind or manners).