dote

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English doten; compare to Germanic dotten, "to be foolish".

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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 excessively fond of.
    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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Noun[edit]

dote (plural dotes)

  1. (Ireland) A darling, a cutie.
    • Ted’s daughter is such a dote.
  2. (obsolete) An imbecile; a dotard.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)

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French[edit]

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dote

  1. first-person singular present indicative of doter
  2. third-person singular present indicative of doter
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of doter
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of doter
  5. second-person singular imperative of doter

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dōs, dotem.

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dote f (plural doti)

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

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

dōte

  1. ablative singular of dōs

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

dote m (plural dotes)

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

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dōs, dotis.

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dote f (plural dotes)

  1. dowry
  2. talent

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Verb[edit]

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.

Venetian[edit]

Noun[edit]

dote f

  1. plural form of dota