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cultivate

US [ˈkʌltɪˌveɪt]
UK [ˈkʌltɪveɪt]
  • v.培育;栽培;耕作;种植
  • Web培养;耕种;陶冶
Simple Present:cultivates  Present Participle:cultivating  Past Tense:cultivated  
cultivate
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v.
1.
~ sth
耕;耕作to prepare and use land for growing plants or crops
The land around here has never been cultivated.
这一带的土地从未开垦过。
2.
~ sth
种植;栽培;培育to grow plants or crops
The people cultivate mainly rice and beans.
这里的人们主要种植水稻和豆类。
3.
~ sb/sth
建立(友谊);结交(朋友);获得(支持)to try to get sb's friendship or support
He purposely tried to cultivate good relations with the press.
他特意设法与新闻界搞好关系。
It helps if you go out of your way to cultivate the local people.
主动结交当地人大有好处。
4.
~ sth
逐渐形成(某种态度、谈话或举止方式等)to develop an attitude, a way of talking or behaving, etc.
She cultivated an air of sophistication.
她养成了一派精明练达的气度。

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