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dote

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verb \ˈdōt\

Definition of dote

doteddoting

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to exhibit mental decline of or like that of old age :  be in one's dotage

  3. 2 :  to be lavish or excessive in one's attention, fondness, or affection —usually used with on <doted on her only grandchild>

doter noun
dotingly play \ˈdō-tiŋ-lē\ adverb


Origin of dote

Middle English; akin to Middle Low German dotten to be foolish


First Known Use: 13th century



DOTE Defined for Kids

dote

play
verb \ˈdōt\

Definition of dote for Students

doteddoting

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





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