Meaning of “cultivate” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] uk us /ˈkʌltɪveɪt/

to prepare land and grow crops on it:

This shrub is cultivated in Europe as a herb used in cooking.

to try to develop or improve something:

She has cultivated an image as a tough negotiator.
cultivation uk us /ˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃən/ noun [ U ]

(Definition of “cultivate” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)