as in to grow
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

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as in to harvest
to work by plowing, sowing, and raising crops on we ought to cultivate the field out back

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“Cultivate.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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