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English definition of “cultivate”

cultivate

verb [T] (DEVELOP)    /ˈkʌl.tɪ.veɪt/ US  /-t̬ə-/
C2 to try to develop and improve something: She has cultivated an image as a tough negotiator.Making things betterBecoming better If you cultivate a relationship, you make a special effort to establish and develop it, because you think it might be useful to you: The new prime minister is cultivating relationships with East Asian countries.Encouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring cultivation     /ˌkʌl.tɪˈveɪ.ʃən/ US  /-t̬ə-/ noun [U] Farming - general words
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