Definition of Dote

1. Verb. Be foolish or senile due to old age.

Generic synonyms: Age, Get On, Maturate, Mature, Senesce
Derivative terms: Dotard



2. Verb. Shower with love; show excessive affection for. "Grandmother dotes on her the twins"
Generic synonyms: Love

Definition of Dote

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

2. v. i. To act foolishly.

3. n. An imbecile; a dotard.

Definition of Dote

1. Verb. (intransitive construed with '''on''') To be excessively fond of. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive archaic) To act in a foolish manner. ¹

3. Noun. (context: Ireland) A darling, a cutie. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) An imbecile; a dotard. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dote

1. to show excessive affection [v DOTED, DOTING, DOTES]

Medical Definition of Dote

1. 1. To act foolishly. "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) Origin: OE. Doten; akin to OD. Doten, D. Dutten, to doze, Icel. Dotta to nod from sleep, MHG. Tzen to keep still: cf. F. Doter, OF. Radoter (to dote, rave, talk idly or senselessly), which are from the same source Alternative forms: doat. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dote

dotal
dotant
dotants
dotard
dotardly
dotardness
dotards
dotarizine
dotary
dotation
dotations
dotbomb
dotbombs
dotcom
dotcoms
dote (current term)
doted
doter
doteries
doters
dotery
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dotest
doteth
dotfile
dotfiles
doth
dothead
dotheads
dothiepin

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