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EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English doten, from Middle Low German doten (to be foolish). Doublet of doit (Scottish English).

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dote (third-person singular simple present dotes, present participle doting, simple past and past participle doted)

  1. (intransitive, usually with on) To be weakly or foolishly fond of somebody.
    Synonyms: adore, love
    Little Bill's parents just keep doting on him.
  2. (intransitive, archaic) To act in a foolish manner; to be senile.
    • Dryden
      Time has made you dote, and vainly tell / Of arms imagined in your lonely cell.
    • South
      He survived the use of his reason, grew infatuated, and doted long before he died.

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NounEdit

dote (plural dotes)

  1. (Ireland) A darling, a cutie.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, episode 13,
      But to be sure baby was as good as gold, a perfect little dote in his new fancy bib.
  2. (obsolete) An imbecile; a dotard.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)

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FrenchEdit

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin dōs, dotem.

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NounEdit

dote f (plural doti)

  1. (law) dowry, dower
  2. gift (2), talent (3)

LatinEdit

NounEdit

dōte

  1. ablative singular of dōs

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

A back-formation from doten.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dote

  1. An idiot or imbecile; a dotard.
  2. A senile individual; an elderly person lacking sound mind.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Low German doten.

VerbEdit

dote

  1. Alternative form of doten

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin dos

NounEdit

dote m (plural dotes)

  1. foundation (legacy constituting a permanent fund of a charity)
  2. dowry (property or payment given at time of marriage)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin dōs, dotis.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dote f (plural dotes)

  1. dowry
  2. talent

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VerbEdit

dote

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of dotar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of dotar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of dotar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of dotar.

VenetianEdit

NounEdit

dote

  1. plural of dota