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
But despite this, Jack had become very dear to the childless couple, and they were as blind as doating parents to his defects.
It had been meant for his own father doating over the memory of another son.The Bondman|Hall Caine
Marcel doating on Françonnette, flirts with all, endeavours to rouse her jealousy, and has tales to tell of his successes.Barn and the Pyrenees|Louisa Stuart Costello
But she was, and is, a doating mother, and her feelings are greatly engrossed by her children.That Unfortunate Marriage, Vol. 2(of 3)|Frances Eleanor Trollope
My father's mistress was with child, and he, doating on her, allowed or overlooked her vulgar manner of tyrannizing over us.Maria|Mary Wollstonecraft