verb (used without object), dot·ed, dot·ing. Also doat.
Words nearby dote
Origin of dote
OTHER WORDS FROM dotedot·er, noun
Examples from the Web for doted
Long divorced, he doted on his grown children and guarded his solitude.
Pal Rich Collins says Nancy doted on Adam but was terribly sad that her son never “hugged her back.”
Miss Eliza Higgins, as it will be perceived, doted on superlatives.The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson, Volumes One and Two|Harriette Wilson
She just doted on Jim, and Jim only—how she loved that brother you shall know presently.Second Book of Tales|Eugene Field
Even if he had doted on me, the devilish nature would have revealed its existence somehow.Wuthering Heights|Emily Bronte
His audiences, particularly the ladies, doted on his conducting technique.The World's Great Men of Music|Harriette Brower
Claudius had doted on her; she fooled him to the top of his bent.Darkness and Dawn|Frederic W. Farrar