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Definition of titivate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

titivate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈtɪtɪveɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪtɪveɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they titivate
BrE BrE//ˈtɪtɪveɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪtɪveɪt//
 
he / she / it titivates
BrE BrE//ˈtɪtɪveɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪtɪveɪts//
 
past simple titivated
BrE BrE//ˈtɪtɪveɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪtɪveɪtɪd//
 
past participle titivated
BrE BrE//ˈtɪtɪveɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪtɪveɪtɪd//
 
-ing form titivating
BrE BrE//ˈtɪtɪveɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪtɪveɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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titivate something to improve the appearance of somebody/something by making small changes She titivated her hair in the mirror. Word Origin early 19th cent. (in early use, also as tidivate): perhaps from tidy, on the pattern of cultivate.