tittivate


tittivate

verb (used with or without object), tit·ti·vat·ed, tit·ti·vat·ing.

  1. titivate1.

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

  1. a less common spelling of titivate

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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