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English Dictionary: dote by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. be foolish or senile due to old age
  2. shower with love; show excessive affection for; "Grandmother dotes on her the twins"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dote \Dote\, n.
      An imbecile; a dotard. --Halliwell.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dote \Dote\, n. [See {Dot} dowry.]
      1. A marriage portion. [Obs.] See 1st {Dot}, n. --Wyatt.
      2. pl. Natural endowments. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dote \Dote\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Doted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Doting}.] [OE. doten; akin to OD. doten, D. dutten, to doze,
      Icel. dotta to nod from sleep, MHG. t[?]zen to keep still:
      cf. F. doter, OF. radoter (to dote, rave, talk idly or
      senselessly), which are from the same source.] [Written also
      1. To act foolishly. [Obs.]
                     He wol make him doten anon right.      --Chaucer.
      2. To be weak-minded, silly, or idiotic; to have the
            intellect impaired, especially by age, so that the mind
            wanders or wavers; to drivel.
                     Time has made you dote, and vainly tell Of arms
                     imagined in your lonely cell.            --Dryden.
                     He survived the use of his reason, grew infatuated,
                     and doted long before he died.            --South.
      3. To be excessively or foolishly fond; to love to excess; to
            be weakly affectionate; -- with on or upon; as, the mother
            dotes on her child.
                     Sing, siren, for thyself, and I will dote. --Shak.
                     What dust we dote on, when 't is man we love. --
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