titivate









titivate


verb (used with object), tit·i·vat·ed, tit·i·vat·ing.

  1. to make smart or spruce: She titivated her old dress with a new belt.

verb (used without object), tit·i·vat·ed, tit·i·vat·ing.

  1. to make oneself smart or spruce.

verb (used with object), tit·i·vat·ed, tit·i·vat·ing.

  1. titillate.

verb

  1. to smarten up (oneself or another), as by making up, doing the hair, etc
  2. (tr) to smarten up (a thing)to titivate a restaurant

v.1805, perhaps from tidy with a quasi-Latin ending.

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