We may not all think the same way, but everyone has the aptitudes, innate and cultivated, needed for college-level learning.
Living an upright life and without holding an official post, he accumulated virtue and cultivated goodness.
He was a hugely popular writer, but he cultivated a lot of famous friends, traveled a lot, and lived the high life.
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.