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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Make neat, smart, or trim.

Usage examples (23)
  • The word titivate apparently was derived from tidy with a quasi-Latin suffix added.
  • Let me go down and settle whilst you call in your black man and titivate a bit.
  • Every day the order would go out to 'titivate the ship,' which meant to 'spruce it up or make it neat and orderly.'
  • If they had any sense, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, on whose northern border this is, would buy it off him, titivate it a bit, and open it as a... for more
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