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dote (verb) show excessive fondness for a person; be weak-minded.

When a person is excessively fond of someone, they dote on them. A doting father or mother is too fond of their child, and are blind to its faults. A pampering grandfather dotes on his granddaughter or grandson, if he has too much of affection for them.

  • Jimmy has grown into a spoilt child because his grandfather dotes on him and in his affection for the boy lets him have his own way in every matter.
  • The grandfather dotes on his granddaughter so much that he allows and even enjoys all her pranks, even if some of them trouble him.
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