cultivate land

cultivate land
work land, farm, grow crops

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  • cultivate — 01. They [cultivate] grapes for making excellent wine in many parts of the Okanagan. 02. It is the job of a parent to [cultivate] a sense of self confidence in children. 03. Boris Yeltsin [cultivated] Vladimir Putin as his successor as the leader …   Grammatical examples in English

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  • cultivate — cul|ti|vate [ˈkʌltıveıt] v [T] [Date: 1600 1700; : Medieval Latin; Origin: , past participle of cultivare, from cultivus used for crops , from Latin cultus, past participle of colere to cultivate ] 1.) to prepare and use land for growing crops… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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