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."
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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