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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Another concern area for the surveyor is titivations to the electrics - the vendor's proud statement that they have added to the number of power sockets around the kitchen.
Please enter and allow me to complete my titivations.
They kept the cold out more resolutely than the ladies Ingres painted in their slipping corsages: the Vicomtesse de Senonnes, her slim, coiled energy temporarily arrested, her tense shoulders reflected in the looking-glass behind her, with Ingres's visiting card tucked into its frame (Musee des Beaux-Arts, Nantes); Mme Moitessier, wife of a cigar-importer, standing with a chaplet of roses on her flighty head and a black dress, the elegance of which she has contrived to wreck with titivations of lace and gauze, on her heavy body, or (seated before a mirror) portly as a galleon with its parrot-gaudy sails distended in a streaming breeze (National Galleries, Washington and London); Mme Riviere, her bare arm as plump and velvety as the cushion it reposes on (Louvre).