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 for Dote
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dote \Dote\, n. [See Dot dowry.]
     1. A marriage portion. [Obs.] See 1st Dot, n. --Wyatt.
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     2. pl. Natural endowments. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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              He wol make him doten anon right.     --Chaucer.
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     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.
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              Time has made you dote, and vainly tell
              Of arms imagined in your lonely cell. --Dryden.
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              He survived the use of his reason, grew infatuated,
              and doted long before he died.        --South.
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     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.
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              Sing, siren, for thyself, and I will dote. --Shak.
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              What dust we dote on, when 't is man we love. --
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dote \Dote\, n.
     An imbecile; a dotard. --Halliwell.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: be foolish or senile due to old age
      2: shower with love; show excessive affection for; "Grandmother
         dotes on her the twins"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  34 Moby Thesaurus words for "dote":
     adore, babble, be fond of, be insane, be stupid, blather, blither,
     burble, coddle, dither, drivel, drool, enjoy, fancy, have a demon,
     hold dear, idolize, indulge, like, love, make much of, maunder,
     pamper, rage, ramble, rant, rave, run amok, run mad, slaver,
     slobber, spoil, wander, worship

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  DOTE, Span. law. The property which the wife gives to the husband on account 
  of marriage. 
       2. It is divided into adventitia and profectitia; the former is the 
  dote which the father or grandfather, or other of the ascendants in the 
  direct paternal line, give of their own property to the husband; the latter 
  (adventitia) is that property which the wife gives to the husband, or that 
  which is given to him for her by her mother, or her collateral relations, or 
  a stranger. Aso & Man. Inst. B. 1, t. 7, c . 1, Sec. i. 

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