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
And Henri too is so upset about it: he dotes on Emilie, just as I do, and he can't understand either what she's doing it for.Small Souls|Louis Couperus
The third is the love that “dotes yet doubts,” that doubts but never dies—no never.The War Trail|Mayne Reid
Although an utterly unathletic man I am paying court to a lady who dotes upon male proficiency in games.
It is in the middle of this competition that the lady who dotes on them both chooses to come back, still without her spectacles.Echoes of the War|J. M. Barrie
I dare say he tells you that, Annie, that he dotes on the ground you walk upon—but did you believe him, child?Lorna Doone|R. D. Blackmore