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

[Middle English doten.]

dot′er n.
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And yet, in the face of famine and the rigorous winter, he went out gayly in quest of a mess of trout, forsooth, because he "doted" on them!
"Milk and honey" would have been an appropriate inscription for the delicious little library which parents who, I surmised, doted on Nicolete in vain, had allowed her to build in a wild woodland corner of her ancestral park, half a mile away from the great house, where, for all its corridors and galleries, she could never feel, at all events, spiritually alone.
His mother, Jennifer McCarthy, 53, says his family doted on him and described him as a "top lad".
He just totally doted on her and she doted on him, it was so sad."