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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Dote


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.