Part of speech: verb
Origin: Origin unknown, early 19th century
Make small enhancing alterations to (something).
Make oneself look attractive.
Examples of Titivate in a sentence
"The seamstress was able to titivate the gown."
"Betty wanted to titivate herself before the reception."
Popularity Over Time
This word may have come from the English words “tidy” and “renovate.”
Did you Know?
“Titivate” sounds similar to a more commonly used word, “titillate.” Even though they’re both verbs, if you mix them up, there will definitely be some confusion. Titillate means to “stimulate or excite.”