dote definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • showing extortionate fondness or love: parents just who dote to their only kid.
    • To act foolishly.
    • to-be weak-minded, ridiculous, or idiotic; to really have the intellect impaired, specially by age, so that the brain wanders or wavers; to drivel.
    • to-be exceptionally or foolishly fond; to want to excess; become weakly affectionate; -- with on or upon.
  • verb:
    • becoming exceedingly keen on.
    • To act in a foolish manner; is senile.
    • be silly or senile as a result of old age
    • shower with love; show exorbitant love for
  • noun:
    • A darling, a cutie.
    • An imbecile; a dotard.
    • A marriage part. [Obs.] See first dot, letter.
    • normal endowments.
    • An imbecile; a dotard.
    • A dotard.
    • circumstances of stupor; dotage.
    • identical to dot.
    • plural normal presents or endowments.
    • Decay or decompose in wood.
  • others:
    • become stupid; become a fool.
    • become absurd or weak-minded from age; possess intellect impaired by age, so that the mind wanders or wavers.
    • To bestow extortionate love; magnificent extravagant fondness or liking: with on or upon: as, to dote on a sweetheart; he dotes upon oysters.
    • To decay, as a tree.
    • To love to excess.
    • To endow; give as endowment.

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