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VERB (1)

1. make neat, smart, or trim;
- Example: "Spruce up your house for Spring"
- Example: "titivate the child"
[syn: spruce up, spruce, titivate, tittivate, smarten up, slick up, spiff up]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Titivate \Tit"i*vate\, Tittivate \Tit"ti*vate\ (t[i^]t"[i^]*v[=a]t), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Titivated (t[i^]t"[i^]*v[=a]t`[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Titivating (t[i^]t"[i^]*v[=a]t`[i^]ng).] [Formed from an uncertain source, in imitation of words in -ate fr. L.] To dress or smarten up; to spruce. -- Tit`i*va"tion, Tit`ti*va"tion, n. [Both Humorous] "Come here, an' let me titivate you." He sat down beside her, and submitted to be dusted. --Quiller-Couch. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tittivate v 1: make neat, smart, or trim; "Spruce up your house for Spring"; "titivate the child" [syn: spruce up, spruce, titivate, tittivate, smarten up, slick up, spiff up]