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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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DOTING EYES The Duke of Cambridge holds three-week-old Hugo Eric Scott Vicary during a reception to celebrate the Scott-Amundsen Centenary Race to the South Pole
Help on way: Theresa May, left, and Coun Deirdre Alden with doting dad Michael Coleman and three-day-old Harvey.
SHOCK: How James broke his news to us; HAPPY: With wife Sonya; DOTING DAD: Besotted James out shopping with his 'brilliant' daughter Peggy
Doting Simon has previously said he won't change nappies.
He was described yesterday by his family as a doting father.
Stepping out in Los Angeles with her doting daddy David, the 14-month-old tot watched her older brothers Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz in action on the pitch.
In a statement Mr Blair's family said the psychiatric nurse was a doting father to his son Archie and an "inspirational brother".
She is younger sister to George, Milinda-Ann, Brandon and Michaela HANDSOME Rhyley Cramphorn was born on October 27, 2009, to doting mum Jenna Cramphorn.
He was a doting and loving father to his three children.
Doting grandfather Christopher Anderson, 50, was fatally wounded at a property in Coley's Lane, West Heath, on Sunday.
Doting mum Lynsey explained even the nurses were calling her Emily, as she had scans every two weeks.
The doting dad - who was putting his young sons to bed when his killer called - was keen to live the good life.
Makes for a cleaner game,'' explains her doting dad, a marshmallow-tough tough-guy played with wry aplomb by Robert Forster.
Pardoner, who escapes horror in the 17th century to live comfortably in the same place 300 years later with Emily and her doting family.
The actor, who is enjoying his role as a doting dad, said: "We didn't choose her name until after she was born.