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Khaled can loudly dote on his infant near, say, Pusha T, growling about cocaine.
Young, enthusiastic servers dote and smile and mingle.
Fortunately, Don’s parents were around to dote on their grandchildren, said cousin K.C. Rosholm Jacobson, 40.
Ralph is remembered by his family as a beloved father, grandfather and friend who loved to dote on his grandchildren.
Americans have their Oreos, Canadians dote on marshmallow Whippets, and for Australians, the cookie of choice is a Tim Tam.
Besides offering personalized advice at will, birthdays provide Cruise with a chance to dote on his former co-workers on a yearly basis.
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Origin and Etymology of dote
Middle English; akin to Middle Low German dotten to be foolish
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of dote for Students
: to give a lot of love or attention to He dotes on his dogs.
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