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Date: 1100-1200
Origin: Perhaps from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch doten 'to be stupid'

dote

verb
     
dote

dote on/upon somebody

phrasal verb
to love someone very much, and show this by your actions:
Everyone doted on Sally, the only girl in the family.
doting adjective [only before noun]
a doting parent
dotingly adverb

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