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DOTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dote mean? 

DOTE (verb)
  The verb DOTE has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: DOTE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DOTE (verb)


Sense 1dote [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be foolish or senile due to old age

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Hypernyms (to "dote" is one way to...):

age; get on; maturate; mature; senesce (grow old or older)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2dote [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shower with love; show excessive affection for

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Context example:

Grandmother dotes on her the twins

Hypernyms (to "dote" is one way to...):

love (have a great affection or liking for)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


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