dote on/upon

phrasal verb

doted on/upon; doting on/upon; dotes on/upon
: to give a lot of love or attention to (someone or something)
She doted on her new grandchild.

Examples of dote on/upon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Outside, their daughters, ranging from kindergarten to high school, dote on their dads, or fear forgetting them, or lash out in frustration at their absence. Matt Brennan, Los Angeles Times, 26 Jan. 2024 The family of four has no shortage of sweet moments, as Krasinski and Blunt frequently dote on each other in the media. Genevieve Cepeda, Peoplemag, 29 Sep. 2023 After looking after herself for ages, and two years at Texas pet rescue, Mom the dog is ready to have someone dote on her for the rest of her life. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 8 Mar. 2023 The Brokaws dote on their three daughters and five grandchildren. Jane Pauley, CBS News, 25 June 2023 Everyone feels at ease with each other, and the kids have another person to dote on them. Catherine Garcia, The Week, 29 June 2023 Flip the narrative from the passe one, where the protein gets all the culinary love, and dote on the vegetable instead. Ellie Krieger, Washington Post, 29 Dec. 2022 Win was welcomed with open arms by his brother and sister, who immediately wanted to dote on the little boy. Alex Gurley, Peoplemag, 1 May 2023 As a child, Aaron Dean especially liked to dote on his sister, Alyssa Dean, who is 10 years younger and also a police officer. Dallas News, 16 Dec. 2022

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“Dote on/upon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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