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dote

verb \ˈdōt\
dot·eddot·ing

Definition of DOTE

intransitive verb
1
:  to exhibit mental decline of or like that of old age :  be in one's dotage
2
:  to be lavish or excessive in one's attention, fondness, or affection —usually used with on <doted on her only grandchild>
dot·er noun
dot·ing·ly \ˈdō-tiŋ-lē\ adverb
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Origin of DOTE

Middle English; akin to Middle Low German dotten to be foolish
First Known Use: 13th century
DOTED Defined for Kids

dote

verb \ˈdōt\
dot·eddot·ing

Definition of DOTE for Kids

:  to give a lot of love or attention to <He dotes on his dogs.>

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