Translation of cultivate in Spanish:

cultivate

Pronunciation: /ˈkʌltəveɪt; ˈkʌltɪveit/

vt

  • 1.1 [Agriculture/Agricultura] [Horticulture/Horticultura] cultivar
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    • Traditionally, producers begin cultivating the land to prepare for planting in the early spring.
    • The abundant rainfall last autumn did not allow them to cultivate the land and sow autumn crops, and they had to substitute with sunflower and maize.
    • He cultivated the land, but a big share of the crop went to the money lender.
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    • No one wants to trample a new plant or compact freshly cultivated soil.
    • Did the earthworm choose to dig everlastingly, to pass countless tons of earth through its body over the centuries to help cultivate the soil for plant life?
    • Sowing of the seeds is not difficult; cultivate your soil, plant the seeds according to the directions on the packets and water.
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    • With a dependable and affordable water supply, not only did the growing population have domestic water, they were also able to cultivate commercial crops and plant trees.
    • They observed the consequences of deforestation and, in response, developed the practice of planting and cultivating trees for food and for timber.
    • South African protea species are cultivated commercially in Australia, France, Spain, and the United States.
    1.2 [friendship/contacts/talent] cultivar she cultivated an air of indifference adoptaba un estudiado aire de indiferencia he's worth cultivating vale la pena cultivar su amistad or la relación con él
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    • These teachers have the unique opportunity to help students cultivate talents and skills that will enrich the rest of their lives.
    • Most importantly, it means carefully designing a system of selection, training, and promotion that cultivates qualities you desire in your leaders.
    • Clearly, we need to invent new mechanisms and cultivate new resources for developing and asserting our individual moral authority.
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    • With attendance estimates for 2000 down 500,000 from that first year, officials are now actively cultivating their local audience.
    • Agents countered all such efforts aggressively, hiking through the jungles in search of smuggling trails and cultivating local residents as informers.
    • While the US has been preoccupied with combating terrorism and spreading democracy in the Middle East, China has been busy cultivating new friends and allies across the Asia Pacific region.

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