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dote upon

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  • dote upon — dote on / dote upon [v] lavish affection on admire, adore, be fond of, be infatuated with, be sweet on*, cherish, enjoy, fancy, hold dear, idolize, like, love, pet, prize, treasure, worship; concept 32 Ant. ignore, neglect …   New thesaurus

  • dote upon somebody — ˈdote on/upon sb derived to feel and show great love for sb, ignoring their faults • He dotes on his children. Main entry: ↑dotederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • dote on — dote upon [verb] adore, admire, hold dear, idolize, lavish affection on, prize, treasure * * * ADORE, love dearly, be devoted to, idolize, treasure, cherish, worship, hold dear; indulge, spoil, pamper. → dote * * * ˈdote on [transitive] [present… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dote on — / dote upon [v] lavish affection on admire, adore, be fond of, be infatuated with, be sweet on*, cherish, enjoy, fancy, hold dear, idolize, like, love, pet, prize, treasure, worship; concept 32 Ant. ignore, neglect …   New thesaurus

  • dote on/upon — [phrasal verb] dote on/upon (someone or something) : to give a lot of love or attention to (someone or something) She doted on her new grandchild. • • • Main Entry: ↑dote …   Useful english dictionary

  • dote — [dəut US dout] v dote on/upon [dote on/upon sb] phr v [Date: 1100 1200; Origin: Perhaps from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch doten to be stupid ] to love someone very much, and show this by your actions ▪ Everyone doted on Sally, the only girl… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Dote — Dote, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Doted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Doting}.] [OE. doten; akin to OD. doten, D. dutten, to doze, Icel. dotta to nod from sleep, MHG. t?zen to keep still: cf. F. doter, OF. radoter (to dote, rave, talk idly or senselessly), which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dote — ► VERB (dote on/upon) ▪ be extremely and uncritically fond of. DERIVATIVES doting adjective. ORIGIN related to Dutch doten be silly …   English terms dictionary

  • dote — [dōt] vi. doted, doting [ME doten, akin to MDu, to dote & dotten, to be insane: for IE base see DODDER1] 1. Archaic to be foolish or weak minded, esp. because of old age 2. to be excessively or foolishly fond: with on or upon doter n …   English World dictionary

  • dote on somebody — ˈdote on/upon sb derived to feel and show great love for sb, ignoring their faults • He dotes on his children. Main entry: ↑dotederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • dote — v. (d; intr.) to dote on, upon (she dotes on her grandchildren) * * * [dəʊt] upon (she dotes on her grandchildren) (d; intr.) to dote on …   Combinatory dictionary


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