DOTE, verb intransitive
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 23:5.
3. To decay.