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cultivate

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1 to come to have gradually
  • cultivated a taste for opera in order to fit in with his new circle of friends

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2 to help the growth or development of
  • cultivated a passion for learning among his students over the years

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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

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4 to work by plowing, sowing, and raising crops on
  • we ought to cultivate the field out back

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The first known use of cultivate was in 1588

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“Cultivate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cultivate. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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