The act of encouraging growth
civilization, society, folklore, folkways, way of life, customs, mores, ethos, value system, education, conventions, habits, lifestyle, inheritance, learning, arts, sciences, knowledge, letters, scholarship, literature, art, music, lore, ethnology, history, religion, humanism, arts and sciences; see also civilization 1, humanities.
Refinement and education
breeding, gentility, cultivation, enlightenment, learning, sophistication, refinement, proficiency, practice, erudition, knowledge, intellectuality, education, training, art, perception, discrimination, discernment, finish, taste, grace, dignity, politeness, savoir-faire, manners, polish, elegance, urbanity, address, finesse, suavity; see also courtesy 1, elegance 1, experience 3, sophistication.
The total product of human creativity and intellect:civilization, Kultur. See culture
Enlightenment and excellent taste resulting from intellectual development:civilization, cultivation, refinement. See culture
To prepare (soil) for the planting and raising of crops:cultivate, dress, tend2, till, work. See prepared, touch