Definition of titillate in English:

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titillate

Pronunciation: /ˈtɪtɪleɪt/

verb

[with object]
1Arouse (someone) to interest or mild excitement, especially through sexually suggestive images or words: the press are paid to titillate the public
More example sentences
  • We viewers are titillated by images we have ostensibly come to decry.
  • They enter into a Faustian pact with the general public: in order to sustain our interest they have to continually titillate us with revelations.
  • I was really more than interested - I was deeply titillated by it.
Synonyms
arouse, rouse, excite, stimulate, stir, thrill, interest, attract, please, fascinate;
tantalize, lead on, seduce, tempt, ravish, inflame, kindle, provoke, quicken
informal turn on, send
sexually arousing, sexually exciting, sexually stimulating, provocative, salacious, lurid, sexy, sensual, erotic, pornographic;
suggestive, seductive, tantalizing, tempting, interesting, fascinating, captivating
British informal saucy
1.1 archaic Lightly touch; tickle.

Origin

Early 17th century (earlier (Middle English) as titillation): from Latin titillat- 'tickled', from the verb titillare.

More
  • Titillate is from Latin titillare ‘to tickle’.

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