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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CULTIVATES

This kind of self-culture also calls forth power and cultivates strength.

This lovely patch of terrace-ground the Hermit tills and cultivates alone.

This ground he cultivates and has a few apple, plum and peach trees in his yard.

What he cultivates is the tranquil mood that leads to slumber, and the calm that sustains it.

He stifles what nobleness of character he may have and he cultivates depravity and barbarism.

The one cultivates, that the other may reap the harvest and maintain his office.

The tenant occupies it, cultivates it, pays the rent and improves it.

The strong man, intellectually, cultivates the society of his superiors.

Coffee, sugar, and tea he cultivates on compulsion for wages with which to pay his taxes.

He who cultivates sincerity is he who chooses what is good and holds fast to it.

WORD ORIGIN

early 17c., from Medieval Latin cultivatus, past participle of cultivare, from Late Latin cultivus "tilled," from Latin cultus (see cult). Figurative sense of "improve by training or education" is from 1680s. Related: Cultivable; cultivated; cultivating.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.