V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to show fondness, affection, or love in a sometimes over-the-top manner

Synonyms: indulge, adore, love, hover

Antonyms: neglect, ignore, dislike

Tips: Dote used to mean "to lose mental faculties due to old age." This meaning is now considered archaic. The word is often used in the formulation "to dote on." The adjective doting describes someone who is indulging or adoring, as in "doting grandmother."

Usage Examples:

Mothers often dote on their children. (adore, indulge)

The boy was embarrassed by his grandmother's doting comments and kisses. (adoring, fond) adjective

If you keep doting on that puppy the way you have been, you'll spoil him. (hovering, indulging)

The man doesn't like it when his wife dotes on him in public. (adores, hovers)

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