dote dote  /ˈdoʊt/


  1. (v) be foolish or senile due to old age
  2. (v) shower with love; show excessive affection for


  1. I grew up on animation, I respect the medium's artistry and dote on its jokes.
  2. The better news: these cheerful folks instantly dote on the little girl as if she were the center of their universe.
  3. Joseph's cackling, gossipy mother, old Ekaterina Georguvna Djugashvili, whom Soviet and foreign journalists used to dote on interviewing, died in Tiflis in 1937.


  • Generous dad is a real piece of work

    By Rich HarpFor the Tribune HARBOR BEACH — Father’s Day is that special day where kids get to dote on their dads. It matters little if these kids are age 5 or 55. It only matters that they show dad they care.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Huron Daily Tribune


  1. "The Global Green New Deal report, part of the UNEP Green Economy initiative, is being presented here to ministers from the North and the South as an anti-dote to the current economic woes. It represents an opportunity to accelerate towards...
    on Feb 16, 2009 By: Achim Steiner Source: Xinhua

  2. "Abhishek is not a co-star or a colleague. He's a friend. I dote on him. I love him to death. We never compete. We complement each other in Dostana. We share a great chemistry. Abhishek and I are a couple in the film," John said.
    on Nov 2, 2008 By: John Abraham Source: Sify

  3. She quotes a letter which Lord Mountbatten wrote to her elder sister in June 1948 on the Edwina-Nehru relationship: "She and Jawaharlal (sic) are so sweet together, they really dote on each other in the nicest way and Pammy and I are doing...
    on Jul 15, 2007 By: Edwina Mountbatten Source: Indian Express

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