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[doht] /doʊt/
verb (used without object)
dote. Unabridged
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  • But this truculent Salwager assured me seriously that he had ‘doated on them,’ and promised me the first pair they should hatch.

    Two Suffolk Friends Francis Hindes Groome
  • But better than his own immortal soul, he loved and doated upon gold!

  • Victor felt the boy within him cold to both: and in his youth he had doated on the solitary twirling spangled lovely Fairy.

  • He had no other children except Edgar and Melissa, on whom he doated.

    Alonzo and Melissa Daniel Jackson, Jr.
  • He thought Louisa had hardly done her justice; and in seeking to repair that fault, he injured the woman who doated on him.

    The Sylph, Volume I and II Georgiana Cavendish
  • He doated on the diverse aspect of the gallant woman of the world.

  • I doated on being despised; and considered contempt the sincerest a sort of luxury, that I was in continual fear of losing.

  • I doated on the spot until I could have dropped my finger on it blindfold.

  • Yet it was not Hargrave whom Laura loved; for the being on whom she doated had no resemblance to him, but in externals.

    Self-control Mary Brunton
  • I have doated on you—pined for you—and passion—passion only—will I accept, or bear from you.'

    Self-control Mary Brunton
British Dictionary definitions for doated


(intransitive) a variant (now rare) spelling of dote
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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