verb (used without object), dot·ed, dot·ing. Also doat.
Origin of dote
Examples from the Web for dote
We dote on goodness when it is ours and when we are allowed to put some punch into it.Crowds|Gerald Stanley Lee
It is most wonderful that she should so dote on Benedick, whom she in all outward behaviour seemed ever to dislike.Tales from Shakespeare|Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb
But the General really had reason to dote upon these shirts.Tenting on the Plains|Elizabeth B. Custer
I did not know what love was, and I never intended to dote, like my poor master.Lazarre|Mary Hartwell Catherwood
All this is nothing; because all these men, and thousands of others, dote upon you.The Letters of Charles Dickens|Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for dote
now rarely doat
Word Origin for dote
Word Origin and History for dote
c.1200, "to be feeble-minded from age," from Middle Low German doten "be foolish," of unknown origin. Meaning "to be infatuated" is from late 15c. Related: Doted; dotes; doting.