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dote on (someone or something)

To give a lot of love and attention to someone or something, perhaps to excess. I can't help but dote on my kids whenever they're home from college—I just miss them so much when they're away!
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dote on

To show excessive fondness or love to someone: My grandmother dotes on all of her grandchildren.
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tribute anyone anything of the collision anyone contact th"He was a doting husband, father and grandfather and will be sorely missed by all of his family.
'There are no words or reasoning to explain why such a loving, doting father could take both his and his only daughter's life.
New Delhi [India], Sep 25 ( ANI ): Doting dad Akshay Kumar doesn't want his daughter Nitara to "grow up just yet."
DOTING DAD Ronaldo with one of his new twins and Georgina.
Florence and doting husband St Clair Cosme Moon (Simon Helberg) eventually lands the position of Florence's pianist and, well paid, he gradually falls under his wealthy employer's spell, acknowledging that she is just following her dream, like everyone else.
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Ashley described his dad as a doting grandfather who would do anything for his two grandsons Andrew and Nicholas.
A MAN believed to have killed his wife and daughter before taking his own life was a doting father who would "go red if you swore in front of him", a family friend said last night.
Ms May also got the chance to talk to parents, including proud dad Michael Coleman, who was doting on his three-day-old son Harvey, and see the assisted conception unit and its fertility services.
Star-studded adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale about Little Nell, who is forced to go on the run when her doting grandfather ends her doting grandfather ends up in debt to villainous loan shark Quilp.
Scott Carey had been a handsome, comfortable American six-footer with a loving wife and a doting baby daughter when accidental radiation exposure created a freak irreversible metabolic reaction that causes him to shrink a seventh of an inch every day until he disappears altogether This taut, intense novel opens when he is only an inch tall and recounts in excruciating detail his relentless struggle for survival in an alienating, menacing and increasingly meaningless world.
DOTING dad Chris Martin has revealed how being a dad to daughter Apple has turned his life upside down.
Doting James, who wed ex-actress Sonya seven years ago, lives with his family in Dulwich, south London.
Mrs Duffy described him as a "beloved husband and a doting father." The couple have one son, Timothy, who is nearly two.
Whether he's a hopeful teen basketball player, a cunning womanizer, doting father or a wise griot, Hot Johnny holds our interest because he reflects the many roles men are asked to assume in meeting the demands of life and society.