1. To be delirious; to have the intellect impaired by age, so that the mind wanders or wavers; to be silly.
Time has made you dote, and vainly tell of arms imagined in your lonely cell.
2. To be excessively in love; usually with on or upon; to dote on, is to love to excess or extravagance.
What dust we dote on, when tis man we love.
Aholah dotes on her lovers, the Assyrians. Ezekiel 23.
3. To decay.