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English verb: titillate

1. titillate (perception) touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements


Synonymstickle, vellicate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)itch

2. titillate (emotion) excite pleasurably or erotically


SamplesA titillating story appeared in the usually conservative magazine.


ExamplesThe good news will titillate her


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)excite, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir


Entaildelight, please









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