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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dote  \Dote\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Doted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Doting}.]  [OE.  doten;  akin  to  OD  doten,  D.  dutten,  to  doze, 
  Icel.  dotta  to  nod  from  sleep,  MHG.  t?zen  to  keep  still:  cf 
  F.  doter,  OF  radoter  (to  dote,  rave,  talk  idly  or 
  senselessly),  which  are  from  the  same  source.]  [Written  also 
  {doat}.] 
  1.  To  act  foolishly.  [Obs.] 
 
  He  wol  make  him  doten  anon  right  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  To  be  weak-minded,  silly,  or  idiotic;  to  have  the 
  intellect  impaired,  especially  by  age,  so  that  the  mind 
  wanders  or  wavers;  to  drivel. 
 
  Time  has  made  you  dote,  and  vainly  tell  Of  arms 
  imagined  in  your  lonely  cell.  --Dryden. 
 
  He  survived  the  use  of  his  reason,  grew  infatuated, 
  and  doted  long  before  he  died.  --South. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  Sing,  siren,  for  thyself,  and  I  will  dote.  --Shak. 
 
  What  dust  we  dote  on  when  't  is  man  we  love.  -- 
  Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Doting  \Dot"ing\,  a. 
  That  dotes;  silly;  excessively  fond.  --  {Dot"ing*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Dot"ing*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  doting 
  adj  :  extravagantly  or  foolishly  loving  and  indulgent;  "adoring 
  grandparents";  "deceiving  her  preoccupied  and  doting 
  husband  with  a  young  captain";  "hopelessly  spoiled  by  a 
  fond  mother"  [syn:  {adoring},  {fond}] 




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