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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Doat \Doat\, v. i. See Dote. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 are from the same source.] [Written also doat.] 1. To act foolishly. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He wol make him doten anon right. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To be weak-minded, silly, or idiotic; to have the intellect impaired, especially by age, so that the mind wanders or wavers; to drivel. [1913 Webster] Time has made you dote, and vainly tell Of arms imagined in your lonely cell. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] He survived the use of his reason, grew infatuated, and doted long before he died. --South. [1913 Webster] 3. To be excessively or foolishly fond; to love to excess; to be weakly affectionate; -- with on or upon; as, the mother dotes on her child. [1913 Webster] Sing, siren, for thyself, and I will dote. --Shak. [1913 Webster] What dust we dote on, when 't is man we love. -- Pope. [1913 Webster]




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