dote


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

Origin of DOTE

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

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