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cultivate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of cultivate

  1. 1 to come to have gradually cultivated a taste for opera in order to fit in with his new circle of friends Synonyms of cultivate acquire, develop, formWords Related to cultivate absorb, adopt, embrace, take in, take on; gain, get, obtain; achieve, attain, reach; foster, nourish, nurture, promoteNear Antonyms of cultivate abandon, desert, forsake; cast, discard, ditch, dump, fling (off or away), jettison, junk, reject, scrap, shed, shuck (off), slough (also sluff), throw away, throw out, unloadAntonyms of cultivate lose

  2. 2 to help the growth or development of cultivated a passion for learning among his students over the years Synonyms of cultivate advance, foster, encourage, forward, further, incubate, nourish, nurse, nurture, promoteWords Related to cultivate advocate, back, champion, endorse (also indorse), support, uphold; endow, finance, fund, patronize, stake, subsidize, underwrite; abet, aid, assist; advertise, boost, plug, publicize, tout; agitate (for), campaign (for), work (for)Near Antonyms of cultivate ban, bar, enjoin, forbid, interdict, outlaw, prevent, prohibit, proscribe; battle, combat, contend (with), counter, fight, oppose; repress, snuff (out), squash, squelch, stifle, subdue, suppress; arrest, check, halt, retard; encumber, fetter, hobble, impede, interfere (with), manacle, obstruct, shackleAntonyms of cultivate discourage, frustrate, hinder, inhibit

  3. 3 to look after or assist the growth of by labor and care in an attempt to produce New World counterparts of the wines that he had enjoyed in Europe, Jefferson cultivated several varieties of grapes at Monticello Synonyms of cultivate crop, grow, culture, dress, promote, raise, rear, tendWords Related to cultivate breed, produce, propagate; plant, sow; gather, glean, harvest, reap; germinate, quicken, ripen, root, sproutNear Antonyms of cultivate kill; dig, extirpate, pick, pluck, pull (up), uproot; cut, hay, mow

  4. 4 to work by plowing, sowing, and raising crops on we ought to cultivate the field out back Synonyms of cultivate farm, tend, tillWords Related to cultivate crop, plant; harvest, reap; harrow, hoe; sharecrop


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