verb (used without object), dot·ed, dot·ing.Also doat .
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Origin of dote
OTHER WORDS FROM dotedoter, noun
Example sentences from the Web for dote
Yet it was not Hargrave whom Laura loved; for the being on whom she doated had no resemblance to him, but in externals.Self-control|Mary Brunton
He was fond of Enid and of his wife, but he doated on the child.A Life Sentence|Adeline Sergeant
He doated on her, and to such a degree, that he never felt happy when she was out of his sight.Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 18|Alexander Leighton
From my childhood I had doated on the gigantic, loved the lofty, admired the massive, and had a weakness for strength.
Dry material statements presented the reality she doated to think of.The Amazing Marriage, Complete|George Meredith