1. be excessively fond of someone
1. They dote on their son, an only child whom they got in middle age.
2. become senile; suffer the decline of one's mental faculties because of old age
2. Her mother is ninety, and has begun to dote a little, so she doesn't want her to be living alone anymore.
when you go on a date you will shower her/him with love. Dote=shower with love