[v] adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"
[v] prepare for crops; "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land"
[v] foster the growth of
[v] train to be discriminative; as of taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"
civilise, civilize, crop, domesticate, educate, naturalise, naturalize, school, tame, train, work