Definition of Titivate

1. Verb. Make neat, smart, or trim. "Titivate the child"

Exact synonyms: Slick Up, Smarten Up, Spiff Up, Spruce, Spruce Up, Tittivate
Generic synonyms: Beautify, Embellish, Fancify, Prettify
Derivative terms: Titivation, Tittivation



Definition of Titivate

1. v. t. & i. To dress or smarten up; to spruce.

Definition of Titivate

1. Verb. To make small improvements or alterations to (one's appearance etc.); to add some finishing touches to. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Titivate

1. to dress smartly [v -VATED, -VATING, -VATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Titivate

titi
titi family
titi monkey
titians
titillate
titillated
titillates
titillating
titillatingly
titillations
titillative
titin
titipounamu
titis
titivate (current term)
titivated
titivates
titivating
titivation
titivations
titlark
titlarks
title
title-holder
title case
title character
title characters
title deed
title deeds

Literary usage of Titivate

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1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1887)
"titivate, r.—To tidy, clean, or dress up. I began to titivate the poor bairns up. ... I'm going to titivate him some things up now. TIZZY,—common short form ..."

2. A Glossary of Words Used in South-west Lincolnshire: (Wapentake of Graffoe) by Robert Eden George Cole (1886)
"I began to titivate the poor bairns up. I'm going to titivate him some things up now. TIZZY,—common short form for Elizabeth. TO, prep. ..."

3. The Sailor's Word-book: An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms, Including by William Henry Smyth (1867)
"titivate, To; OR titivate OFF TO THE NINES. To freshen the paintwork; to put into the highest kelter. TOAD-FISH. The Lophius piscatorius, or fishing-frog. ..."

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