Definition of dote verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dote

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dəʊt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//doʊt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dote
BrE BrE//dəʊt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//doʊt//
 
he / she / it dotes
BrE BrE//dəʊts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//doʊts//
 
past simple doted
BrE BrE//ˈdəʊtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdoʊtɪd//
 
past participle doted
BrE BrE//ˈdəʊtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdoʊtɪd//
 
-ing form doting
BrE BrE//ˈdəʊtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdoʊtɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘act or talk foolishly’): of uncertain origin; related to Middle Dutch doten ‘be silly’. Phrasal Verbsdote on somebody
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dote

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