verb (used without object), dot·ed, dot·ing. Also doat.
Origin of dote
Related Words for dotesfawn, cherish, praise, nurture, flatter, adulate, brown-nose, blandish, cajole
Examples from the Web for dotes
Historical Examples of dotes
It would break my heart and kill your mother, who dotes upon you.Rabbi and Priest
The third is the love that “dotes yet doubts,” that doubts but never dies—no never.The War Trail
He seems to have plenty of common-sense, although he dotes on her.Lover or Friend
Rosa Nouchette Carey
His wife abhors him, and does not conceal it; and still slavishly he dotes on her.My Novel, Complete
This idea comes from an art student in Paris, who dotes on her window desk.Social Life
Maud C. Cooke
now rarely doat
Word Origin 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.