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cultivate 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˈkəltəˌvāt/,
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cultivated, past participle; cultivates, 3rd person singular present; cultivating, present participle; cultivated, past tense;
  1. Prepare and use (land) for crops or gardening

  2. Break up (soil) in preparation for sowing or planting

  3. Raise or grow (plants), esp. on a large scale for commercial purposes

  4. Grow or maintain (living cells or tissue) in culture

  5. Try to acquire or develop (a quality, sentiment, or skill)
    • - he cultivated an air of indifference
  6. Try to win the friendship or favor of (someone)
    • - it helps if you go out of your way to cultivate the local people
  7. Apply oneself to improving or developing (one's mind or manners)


  1. foster the growth of
  2. prepare for crops; "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land"
  3. educate: teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"
  4. domesticate: adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"
  5. (cultivated) (of land or fields) prepared for raising crops by plowing or fertilizing; "cultivated land"
  6. (cultivated) no longer in the natural state; developed by human care and for human use; "cultivated roses"; "cultivated blackberries"
  7. Agriculture is the production, processing, marketing, and use of foods, fibers and byproducts from plant crops and animals. Agriculture was the key development that led to the rise of human civilization, with the husbandry of domesticated animals and plants (i.e. ...
  8. To grow plants, notably crops; To nurture; tend; To turn or stir soil in preparation for planting
  9. (cultivation) The art or act of cultivating; improvement of land for or by agriculture; The state of being cultivated or used for agriculture; Devotion of time or attention to the improvement of (something); Advancement or refinement in physical, intellectual, or moral condition
  10. (8. cultivated) Plants that are planted in a special place for a special reason.
  11. (Cultivated) Fruit variety developed through horticulture means
  12. (Cultivating) physical methods of soil treatment, employed upon planted farm, ranch or forest crops to aid and improve the growth, quality or yield of the crops.
  13. (Cultivation) As applied to turf, cultivation means working the soil and/or thatch without destroying the entire lawn surface. Examples include coring or slicing.
  14. (Cultivation) preparation of the soil for growing plants.
  15. (CULTIVATION) The collecting, growing of mycelia, inoculation onto special growth materials, and the harvesting of mushrooms using controlled methods.
  16. (Cultivation (Algae)) Growing mass bulks of algae
  17. (Cultivation) (bhāvanā padhāna) of Enlightenment Factors.
  18. (Cultivation) A process of promoting or encouraging interest and/or involvement on the part of a potential donor or volunteer leader; an educative process to inform about an institution, reasons why it merits support.
  19. (Cultivation) Cumulative process by which television fosters beliefs about social reality including the belief that the world is more dangerous and violent than it actually is. [WO97]
  20. (Cultivation) Easy-To-Grow, For-Gardeners
  21. (Cultivation) From ancient days, people have planted and protected trees that they have found useful. Over time, many tree species have been modified by artificial selection and new varieties have come into being. Trees have also been planted in new places. ...
  22. (Cultivation) Growing Terms: The following terms may be used to describe the type of place from which the plants were collected or grown and not necessarily sourced in the wild:
  23. (Cultivation) It would be wise to keep in mind the fact that one cannot get as good a performance of roses in containers as is obtained in the ground.
  24. (Cultivation) Normally shallow tillage operations to improve, drainage, water conservation, aeration, or to control weeds.
  25. (Cultivation) Potato plants are low-growing and have white flowers with yellow stamens. They grow best in cool, moist climates such as Maine, Idaho, Germany, Russia, Poland, and Canada, though they are widely adaptable and are grown on a small scale in most temperate regions.