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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dote, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Doted; p. pr. & vb. n. Doting.]  [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)

 Dot·ing a. That dotes; silly; excessively fond. -- Dot*ing*ly, adv. -- Dot*ing*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]