titivation
noun see titivate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • titivation — titivate ► VERB informal ▪ make smarter or more attractive. DERIVATIVES titivation noun. ORIGIN originally also spelt tidivate: perhaps from TIDY(Cf. ↑tidy) …   English terms dictionary

  • titivation — noun sprucing up; making decorative additions to • Syn: ↑tittivation • Derivationally related forms: ↑tittivate (for: ↑tittivation), ↑titivate • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Titivation — Titivate Tit i*vate, Tittivate Tit ti*vate, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Titivated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Titivating}.] [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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • titivation — See titivate. * * * …   Universalium

  • titivation — tit·i·va·tion …   English syllables

  • tittivation — noun sprucing up; making decorative additions to • Syn: ↑titivation • Derivationally related forms: ↑tittivate, ↑titivate (for: ↑titivation) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • titivate — or tittivate verb ( vated; vating) Etymology: perhaps from 1tidy + renovate Date: 1824 transitive verb to make smart or spruce intransitive verb smarten, spruce • titivation noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Management information system — A management information system (MIS) provides information needed to manage organizations efficiently and effectively.[1] Management information systems involve three primary resources: people, technology, and information. Management information… …   Wikipedia

  • titivate — titivate1 titivation, n. titivator, n. /tit euh vayt /, v., titivated, titivating. v.t. 1. to make smart or spruce: She titivated her old dress with a new belt. v.i. 2. to make oneself smart or spruce. Also, tittivate. [1795 1805; earlier… …   Universalium

  • titivate — [ tɪtɪveɪt] verb informal make minor enhancements to. ↘(titivate oneself) make oneself look smart. Derivatives titivation noun Origin C19 (in early use, also as tidivate): perh. from tidy, on the pattern of cultivate. Usage The verbs …   English new terms dictionary

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