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cultivated Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb foster the growth of
  2. verb prepare for crops
    cultivate; work; crop.
    • Work the soil
    • cultivate the land
  3. verb teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
    educate; civilise; school; train; cultivate; civilize.
    • Cultivate your musical taste
    • Train your tastebuds
    • She is well schooled in poetry
  4. verb adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
    naturalize; cultivate; tame; naturalise; domesticate.
    • domesticate oats
    • tame the soil
  5. adjective (of land or fields) prepared for raising crops by plowing or fertilizing
    • cultivated land
  6. adjective satellite no longer in the natural state; developed by human care and for human use
    • cultivated roses
    • cultivated blackberries
  7. adjective satellite marked by refinement in taste and manners
    civilised; polite; cultured; civilized; genteel.
    • cultivated speech
    • cultured Bostonians
    • cultured tastes
    • a genteel old lady
    • polite society