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Titivate

[TIH-də-veyt]

Part of speech: verb

Origin: Origin unknown, early 19th century

1.

Make small enhancing alterations to (something).

2.

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."

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About Titivate

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.”

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