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dote

 (dōt)
intr.v. dot·ed, dot·ing, dotes
To show excessive fondness or love: doted on their only child.

[Middle English doten.]

dot′er n.

dote

(dəʊt) or now rarely

doat

vb (intr)
1. (foll by: on or upon) to love to an excessive or foolish degree
2. to be foolish or weak-minded, esp as a result of old age
[C13: related to Middle Dutch doten to be silly, Norwegian dudra to shake]
ˈdoter, now rarely ˈdoater n

dote

(doʊt)

v. dot•ed, dot•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to bestow or express excessive fondness (usu. fol. by on).
2. to be weak-minded or foolish, esp. associated with old age.
[1175–1225; Middle English: to behave foolishly, become feeble-minded; c. Middle Dutch doten]
dot′er, n.
dot′ing•ly, adv.

dote


Past participle: doted
Gerund: doting

Imperative
dote
dote
Present
I dote
you dote
he/she/it dotes
we dote
you dote
they dote
Preterite
I doted
you doted
he/she/it doted
we doted
you doted
they doted
Present Continuous
I am doting
you are doting
he/she/it is doting
we are doting
you are doting
they are doting
Present Perfect
I have doted
you have doted
he/she/it has doted
we have doted
you have doted
they have doted
Past Continuous
I was doting
you were doting
he/she/it was doting
we were doting
you were doting
they were doting
Past Perfect
I had doted
you had doted
he/she/it had doted
we had doted
you had doted
they had doted
Future
I will dote
you will dote
he/she/it will dote
we will dote
you will dote
they will dote
Future Perfect
I will have doted
you will have doted
he/she/it will have doted
we will have doted
you will have doted
they will have doted
Future Continuous
I will be doting
you will be doting
he/she/it will be doting
we will be doting
you will be doting
they will be doting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been doting
you have been doting
he/she/it has been doting
we have been doting
you have been doting
they have been doting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been doting
you will have been doting
he/she/it will have been doting
we will have been doting
you will have been doting
they will have been doting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been doting
you had been doting
he/she/it had been doting
we had been doting
you had been doting
they had been doting
Conditional
I would dote
you would dote
he/she/it would dote
we would dote
you would dote
they would dote
Past Conditional
I would have doted
you would have doted
he/she/it would have doted
we would have doted
you would have doted
they would have doted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dote - be foolish or senile due to old age
senesce, age, maturate, mature, get on - grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce"
2.dote - shower with love; show excessive affection for; "Grandmother dotes on her the twins"
love - have a great affection or liking for; "I love French food"; "She loves her boss and works hard for him"
Translations
مُغْرَم، مَفْتون بِ
viset nazbláznit se do
forgudetilbede
jumaloida
sjá ekki sólina fyrir
negalėti atsidžiaugti
dievinātļoti mīlēt
aşırı düşkün olmak

dote

[dəʊt] VI to dote onadorar, chochear por

dote

(dəut) : dote on
to be fond of to an extent which is foolish. He just dotes on that child!
References in classic literature ?
All animals like music -- in a prison they dote on it.
I was vain of his commendations, and softened towards the being by whose means I earned them, and thus Hindley lost his last ally: still I couldn't dote on Heathcliff, and I wondered often what my master saw to admire so much in the sullen boy; who never, to my recollection, repaid his indulgence by any sign of gratitude.
Such, father, is not (now) my theme - I will not madly deem that power Of Earth may shrive me of the sin Unearthly pride hath revell'd in - I have no time to dote or dream: You call it hope - that fire of fire
The notion of murder was absurd: no motive was discoverable, the young couple being understood to dote on each other; and it was not unprecedented that an accidental slip of the foot should have brought these grave consequences.
Once more I had an author for whom I could feel a personal devotion, whom I could dream of and dote upon, and whom I could offer my intimacy in many an impassioned revery.
I'm sure Dorothy will be pleased with her, and the Scarecrow will dote on her.
There's that spirit of emulation among 'em, sir, that if your wife says to my wife, "I'm the happiest woman in the world, and mine's the best husband in the world, and I dote on him," my wife will say the same to yours, or more, and half believe it.