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
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.”
In fact, on Facebook, the Scheneckers doted on their children.
Robin was the light of everyone's life, the doted-upon, favored daughter.
It is long since the sick world began to dote and talk idly: would she had but doted still!Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter|Ben Jonson
For she doted upon their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.The Prophet Ezekiel|Arno C. Gaebelein
Some were dirty and slovenly: the landladies of these called the children "little dears," and said "they doted on children."Salome|Emma Marshall
She knew Polly: there was no middle ground between her likes and dislikes; she doted or she hated.The Cup of Fury|Rupert Hughes
The husband did not like his wife, although she doted on him; and the English hated Philip still more than he hated them.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Isaac D'Israeli