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English verb: dote

1. dote (stative) be foolish or senile due to old age


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)age, get on, maturate, mature, senesce

2. dote (emotion) shower with love; show excessive affection for


SamplesGrandmother dotes on her the twins.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)love









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