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Can I say to agriculture the land? If not, what would the alternative be?

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    1) No. 2) Cultivate.
    – J.R.
    Commented Jun 14, 2012 at 10:39
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    You could farm it. Commented Jun 14, 2012 at 11:50
  • agriculturate? :)
    – JeffSahol
    Commented Jun 14, 2012 at 13:10

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It is not. What you do to the land to make it productive is cultivate it.

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  • Didn't see JR's comment before posting. Commented Jun 14, 2012 at 10:40
  • @Jasper: I was just relieved that my answer agreed with Barrie's!
    – J.R.
    Commented Jun 14, 2012 at 10:50
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    How about sow, plant, or till?
    – Noah
    Commented Jun 14, 2012 at 11:35
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    @Noah: They are hyponyms of 'cultivate'. Commented Jun 14, 2012 at 11:41
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You can't agriculture a land.

You could, however, farm / cultivate / improve / nurse / patronize / refine / rear / devote oneself to the land.

I used synonyms... soo...

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    Are you sure about patronize, rear, and (to a lesser extent), nurse? (Those may by synonyms with cultivate, but I'm not sure I'd apply those verbs to agricultural land.) It's always good to make sure synonyms are indeed synonyms – in the right sense of the word.
    – J.R.
    Commented Jun 14, 2012 at 15:59
  • No, some of those are definitely not appropriate to this sense. -1.
    – Colin Fine
    Commented Jun 14, 2012 at 16:19

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