Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

cultivate

cultivate
Meaning(s)
1) work hard to develop something, refine
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    • cultivate a friendship/image
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  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The company have used clever advertising to cultivate a positive public image, but behind closed doors they routinely engage in shady practices.
    2. I have spent a lot of years cultivating strong relationships with influential people in my line of work because I firmly believe that having good contacts is the best way to get ahead in business.
    3. While her predecessor liked to scream and shout at staff, Marie took a more cultivated approach to management. She would give instructions clearly but calmly, and always let people have their say. 
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