- to make a sot of; stupefy or confuse, as with alcoholic drink
- to make silly or foolish
transitive verbbe·sot·ted, be·sot·ting, be·sots
Origin of besotbe– + sot, to stupefy (from sot, fool; see sot) or from assot, to befool (from Old French assoter, from sot, foolish).
(third-person singular simple present besot, present participle besotting, simple past and past participle besotted or besotten)
From be- + sot. Compare to Middle English assoten, assotten (“to act foolishly; fall madly in love, become infatuated”).