1. III
1) cultivate smth. cultivate land (fields, etc.) обрабатывать /возделывать/ землю и т. д.
2) cultivate smth. cultivate plants (vegetables, germs, a bacillus, etc.) выращивать /разводить/ растения и т.д.; cultivate a moustache отращивать или холить усы
3) cultivate smth. cultivate a taste (moral sense, a good accent, an easy manner, the manners of a gentleman, bluntness, etc.) развивать /вырабатывать/ вкус и т. д.; the gaiety which she had so long cultivated веселость, которую она так долго в себе воспитывала /вырабатывала/; cultivate the mind развивать умственные способности /ум/; it'll take time to cultivate his talent нужно время, чтобы развить его талант; cultivate smth., smb. cultivate a friendship (smb.'s acquaintance, a connection, etc.) поощрять /развивать/ дружбу и т. д.; cultivate friends заводить друзей; he cultivates the sort of people who can be useful to him in his business он поддерживает знакомство только с теми людьми, которые могут быть ему полезны в деловом отношении
2. IV
cultivate smth. in some manner cultivate smth. systematically (profitably, extensively, assiduously, etc.) выращивать /разводить/ что-л. систематически и т д.
3. XI
1) be cultivated in some manner their land is cultivated to the inch их земля обрабатывается вся до последнего дюйма
2) be cultivated with smth. the land is highly cultivated with cotton на этих землях интенсивно выращивается хлопок
3) be cultivated as smth. conversation was cultivated as an art in those days в те времена умению вести беседу обучали как искусству
4. XXI1
1) cultivate smth. with smth. cultivate land with rice (the field with tobacco, the kitchen garden with vegetables, etc.) занимать землю под рис и т.д., засевать землю рисом и т. д.
2) cultivate smth. for smth. cultivate a plant for its fruit (a shrub for its beautiful flowers, etc.) выращивать растение ради его плодов и т. д.
3) cultivate smb. in smth. cultivate young men in citizenship ( girls in modesty, them in aesthetic qualities, etc.) прививать молодым людям чувство гражданственности и т. д., воспитывать чувство гражданственности в молодых людях и т. д.

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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