The Collaborative International Dictionary
Doted \Dot"ed\, a.
Stupid; foolish. [Obs.]
Senseless speech and doted ignorance.
Half-rotten; as, doted wood. [Local, U. S.]
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.]
To act foolishly. [Obs.]
He wol make him doten anon right.
To be weak-minded, silly, or idiotic; to have the intellect impaired, especially by age, so that the mind wanders or wavers; to drivel.
Time has made you dote, and vainly tell Of arms imagined in your lonely cell.
He survived the use of his reason, grew infatuated, and doted long before he died.
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.
Sing, siren, for thyself, and I will dote.
What dust we dote on, when 't is man we love. -- Pope.
1 (context obsolete English) stupid; foolish 2 (context US obsolete English) half-rotten v
(en-past of: dote)
Usage examples of "doted".
Over three months’ acquaintance, she’d learned that they doted on the marquess.
He doted on his sister, and when he was picked up by the police, she was kidnapped to warn him to keep his mouth closed.
She’d of bounced her babies on her knee, and doted on her husband, and died a good woman.
For the most part, he was a horse's ass and a snob, but there was no doubt he doted on his daughter.
The entire family had been ecstatic at her birth, and she had been utterly doted on, with even the rough-and-tumble cousins fascinated by the daintiness and beauty of the newest Mackenzie.
Starved by Noelle’s emotional distance, Monica doted on her father, and was fiercely jealous of Renee, both on behalf of her mother and because Guy spent so much time with Renee.
The entire family had been ecstatic at her birth, and she had been utterly doted on, with even the rough-and-tumble cousins fasci nated by the daintiness and beauty of the newest Mac kenzie.
Once she asked for a particular ballad, which she said her Ury (who was yawning in a great chair) doted on.