titillate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “titillate” in the English Dictionary

"titillate" in British English

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titillateverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈtɪt.ɪ.leɪt/
to make someone ​excitedintentionally but only a little, usually with ​sexualimages or ​descriptions: So many ​adverts these ​days are ​designed to titillate.humorous Carter's ​biography is only ​spoiled by the ​fact that he ​refuses to titillate (= ​interest) his ​readers with any ​gossip.
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌtɪt.ɪˈleɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of titillate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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titillateverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈtɪt̬·əlˌeɪt/
to ​cause someone to ​feelpleasantlyexcited: [T] We were titillated by the ​promise of things to come.
adjective  us   /ˈtɪt̬·əlˌeɪ·t̬ɪŋ/
They ​attend get-rich ​seminars with titillating ​titles like "Turn an Ugly ​House into a Pot of Gold."
(Definition of titillate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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