Definitions for DOTEdoʊt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dotedoʊt(v.; n.)dot•ed, dot•ing

  1. (v.i.)to bestow or express excessive fondness (usu. fol. by on).

  2. to be weak-minded or foolish, esp. associated with old age.

Origin of dote:

1175–1225; ME: to behave foolishly, become feeble-minded; c. MD doten


Princeton's WordNet

  1. dote(verb)

    be foolish or senile due to old age

  2. dote(verb)

    shower with love; show excessive affection for

    "Grandmother dotes on her the twins"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dote(verb)ʊt

    to love sb so much and give them everything possible

    She doted on her grandson.


  1. dote(Noun)

    A darling, a cutie.

  2. dote(Verb)

    To be excessively fond of.

    Little Bill's parents just keep doting on him.

  3. dote(Verb)

    To act in a foolish manner.

  4. Origin: From doten; compare to Germanic dotten, "to be foolish".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dote(noun)

    a marriage portion. [Obs.] See 1st Dot, n

  2. Dote(noun)

    natural endowments

  3. Dote(verb)

    to act foolishly

  4. Dote(verb)

    to be weak-minded, silly, or idiotic; to have the intellect impaired, especially by age, so that the mind wanders or wavers; to drivel

  5. Dote(verb)

    to be excessively or foolishly fond; to love to excess; to be weakly affectionate; -- with on or upon; as, the mother dotes on her child

  6. Dote(noun)

    an imbecile; a dotard

Anagrams of DOTE

  1. toed

Translations for DOTE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to be fond of to an extent which is foolish

He just dotes on that child!

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