The correct answer is pamper.
B. patch together
D. add footnote
The correct answer is (A) To pamper (obsessively); to treat carefully or tenderly; to nurse indulgently; to treat as an invalid; to protect from cold and exertion. Also, to cook eggs, fruit, etc., in water that is just below the boiling point.
Coddle comes from Latin calidus (hot).
Examples of use:
- Despite their advice, she continued to coddle him.
- He attempted to coddle her while she was sick.