- cultivate one's own garden,
Origin of cultivated
verb (used with object), cul·ti·vat·ed, cul·ti·vat·ing.
Origin of cultivate
Examples from the Web for cultivated
Valerie isn't going anywhere, and her work will extend through those she has cultivated and inspired.The Valerie Jarrett I Know: How She Saved the Obama Campaign and Why She’s Indispensable|Joshua DuBois|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And he cultivated a sort of “first lady” style that has dominated for decades: tasteful, impeccably made, and above all pretty.
After all, the biggest names in the art world have cultivated their craft through heartbreak and emotional strife.Miley Cyrus Channels Her Bad Year Into Rave-Kid Art|Justin Jones|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's cultivated through the daily activities of people, over the course of years, warts and all.
“He has cultivated a reputation of being a professional debauchee,” Wallace writes.Speed Read: Terry Richardson on Sex, Lies, and Lindsay Lohan|Justin Jones|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I noticed no dementia on the part of Miss Maturin, who seemed to me a most cultivated and very charming young lady.Lord Stranleigh Abroad|Robert Barr
Burke came to London with a cultivated curiosity, and p. 144in no spirit of desperate determination to make his fortune.Obiter Dicta|Augustine Birrell
Since then he has cultivated only that ungraspable forelock.
Forests and rivers, orchards and lakes, cultivated fields and beautiful villages adorned the landscape.Hernando Cortez|John S. C. Abbott
A great deal of cotton is cultivated here, about thirty feet above the Lake.
- subjected to tillage or cultivation
- tilled and broken up
Word Origin for cultivate
early 17c., from Medieval Latin cultivatus, past participle of cultivare, from Late Latin cultivus "tilled," from Latin cultus (see cult). Figurative sense of "improve by training or education" is from 1680s. Related: Cultivable; cultivated; cultivating.