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verb (used without object)
  1. dote.
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Examples from the Web for doats

Historical Examples

  • Joseph remains blest with his Fanny, whom he doats on with the utmost tenderness, which is all returned on her side.

    Joseph Andrews, Vol. 2

    Henry Fielding

  • Mr A., with an ardent nature, and something of a histrionic turn, doats upon a fine rhetorical display.

  • Therefore it is that Levana often communes with the powers that shake man's heart: therefore it is that she doats upon grief.

  • No, not in the least—I am convinced that she loves me—nay, between ourselves, that she doats upon me.

    The Phantom Ship

    Frederick Marryat

  • Nor would I break for your sweet sakeA heart that doats on truer charms.

British Dictionary definitions for doats


  1. (intr) a variant (now rare) spelling of dote
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