transitive verb-·sot′ted, -·sot′ting
- 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”).