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cultivar

cultivar(
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bahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (agriculture)
a. to cultivate
Los agricultores cultivan los campos que rodean el pueblo.The farmers cultivate the fields that surround the town.
b. to grow
Los griegos cultivan aceitunas en los campos.The Greeks grow olives in the fields.
c. to farm
Llevamos 50 años cultivando este terreno.We've farmed this land for 50 years.
d. to raise
Mi familia cultiva maíz en su granja de Ohio.My family raises corn on their farm in Ohio.
2. (biology)
a. to culture
Los científicos han cultivado células mitocondrias como parte de su investigación.The scientists have cultured mitochondrial cells as part of their research.
3. (to promote)
a. to cultivate
Mi hermano ha cultivado amistades en círculos sociales diversos desde que se mudó a Boston.My brother has cultivated friendships in various social circles since moving to Boston.
b. to practice
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Mi profesor de matemáticas cultiva la poesía en su tiempo libre.My math teacher practices poetry in his spare time.
c. to practise (United Kingdom)
El artista ha cultivado la pintura toda la vida.The artist has practised painting his whole life.
d. to develop
Se recomienda los crucigramas para cultivar la memoria y la capacidad mental.Crossword puzzles are recommended for developing memory and mental capacity.
e. to foster
Nuestro colegio pretende cultivar un ambiente positivo y productivo.Our school claims to foster a positive and productive environment.
cultivarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to grow personally)
a. to improve oneself
Si no haces un esfuerzo por cultivarte, nunca podrás salir adelante.If you don't make the effort to improve yourself, you'll never get ahead.
b. to develop oneself
Pasa todos los días leyendo libros de arte para cultivarse.She spends every day reading art books to develop herself.
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cultivar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (tierra)
a. to farm, to cultivate
2. (plantas)
a. to grow
3. (amistad, inteligencia)
a. to cultivate
4. (arte)
a. to practice
5. (germen)
a. to culture
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
6. (persona)
a. to improve oneself
cultivar
transitive verb
1 (Agr) [+tierra] to farm; cultivate; till; [+cosecha] to grow; raise
2 (Biología) to culture
3 [+amistad, arte, estudio] to cultivate; [+talento] to develop; [+memoria] to develop; improve
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