to intoxicate or stupefy with drink.
to make stupid or foolish: The stories had besotted her mind with fear and superstition.
to infatuate; obsess: Youth and beauty have a tendency to besot middle-aged men; charm and tenderness does it for women of all ages.
- be·sot·ting·ly, adverb
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How to use besot in a sentence
Suffice it to say there is nothing that besots a man more completely and lowers him more ignobly to the level of the brute.Explanation of Catholic Morals | John H. Stapleton