Synonyms for cultivate

Synonyms for (verb) cultivate

Synonyms: domesticate, cultivate, tame, naturalise, naturalize

Definition: adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment

Usage: domesticate oats; tame the soil

Similar words: accommodate, adapt

Definition: make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

Usage: Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country


Synonyms: work, cultivate, crop

Definition: prepare for crops

Usage: Work the soil; cultivate the land

Similar words: set, set up, gear up, fix, prepare, ready

Definition: make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

Usage: Get the children ready for school!; prepare for war; I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill


Synonyms: civilise, civilize, train, school, educate, cultivate

Definition: teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment

Usage: Cultivate your musical taste; Train your tastebuds; She is well schooled in poetry

Similar words: polish, refine, fine-tune, down

Definition: improve or perfect by pruning or polishing

Usage: refine one's style of writing