present tense third-person singular of cultivate
as in grows
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 plants
to work by plowing, sowing, and raising crops on we ought to cultivate the field out back

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“Cultivates.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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