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tit·i·vate

 (tĭt′ə-vāt′)
tr.v. tit·i·vat·ed, tit·i·vat·ing, tit·i·vates
To make decorative additions to; spruce up.

[Alteration of earlier tidivate : perhaps tidy + (ele)vate.]

tit′i·va′tion n.

titivate

(ˈtɪtɪˌveɪt) or

tittivate

vb
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.
[C19: earlier tidivate, perhaps based on tidy and cultivate]
ˌtitiˈvation, ˌtittiˈvation n
ˈtitiˌvator, ˈtittiˌvator n

tit•i•vate

or tit•ti•vate

(ˈtɪt əˌveɪt)

v. -vat•ed, -vat•ing. v.t.
1. to make smart; spruce up.
v.i.
2. to make oneself smart or spruce.
[1795–1805; earlier tidivate= tidy + (ele) vate]
tit`i•va′tion, n.

titivate


Past participle: titivated
Gerund: titivating

Imperative
titivate
titivate
Present
I titivate
you titivate
he/she/it titivates
we titivate
you titivate
they titivate
Preterite
I titivated
you titivated
he/she/it titivated
we titivated
you titivated
they titivated
Present Continuous
I am titivating
you are titivating
he/she/it is titivating
we are titivating
you are titivating
they are titivating
Present Perfect
I have titivated
you have titivated
he/she/it has titivated
we have titivated
you have titivated
they have titivated
Past Continuous
I was titivating
you were titivating
he/she/it was titivating
we were titivating
you were titivating
they were titivating
Past Perfect
I had titivated
you had titivated
he/she/it had titivated
we had titivated
you had titivated
they had titivated
Future
I will titivate
you will titivate
he/she/it will titivate
we will titivate
you will titivate
they will titivate
Future Perfect
I will have titivated
you will have titivated
he/she/it will have titivated
we will have titivated
you will have titivated
they will have titivated
Future Continuous
I will be titivating
you will be titivating
he/she/it will be titivating
we will be titivating
you will be titivating
they will be titivating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been titivating
you have been titivating
he/she/it has been titivating
we have been titivating
you have been titivating
they have been titivating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been titivating
you will have been titivating
he/she/it will have been titivating
we will have been titivating
you will have been titivating
they will have been titivating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been titivating
you had been titivating
he/she/it had been titivating
we had been titivating
you had been titivating
they had been titivating
Conditional
I would titivate
you would titivate
he/she/it would titivate
we would titivate
you would titivate
they would titivate
Past Conditional
I would have titivated
you would have titivated
he/she/it would have titivated
we would have titivated
you would have titivated
they would have titivated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.titivate - make neat, smart, or trim; "Spruce up your house for Spring"; "titivate the child"
beautify, fancify, prettify, embellish - make more beautiful
Translations

titivate

[ˈtɪtɪveɪt]
A. VTemperejilar, arreglar
to titivate o.semperejilarse, arreglarse

titivate

[ˈtɪtɪveɪt] vtpomponner
to titivate o.s. → se pomponner

titivate

(old, hum)
visich fein machen
vt oneself, hair etc, restaurantherausputzen, verschönern

titivate

[ˈtɪtɪˌveɪt] vtagghindare
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