Meaning of “cultivate” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /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 noun [ U ] us uk /ˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃən/

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