woo


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woo

 (wo͞o)
v. wooed, woo·ing, woos
v.tr.
1. To seek the affection of (someone, especially a woman) with the intent to marry or begin a romantic relationship.
2. To gain the favor of (someone) or move (someone) to do something by entreaties or inducements: an ad campaign that wooed customers away from their usual brand.
v.intr.
To seek the romantic affection of someone, especially a woman.

[Middle English wowen, from Old English wōgian.]

woo′er n.

woo

(wuː)
vb, woos, wooing or wooed
1. to seek the affection, favour, or love of (a woman) with a view to marriage
2. (tr) to seek after zealously or hopefully: to woo fame.
3. (tr) to bring upon oneself (good or evil results) by one's own action
4. (tr) to beg or importune (someone)
[Old English wōgian, of obscure origin]
ˈwooer n
ˈwooing n

woo

(wu)

v.t.
1. to seek the favor, affection, or love of, esp. with a view to marriage.
2. to seek or invite: to woo fame; to woo one's own destruction.
3. to seek to persuade (a person, group, etc.), as to do something; solicit; importune.
v.i.
4. to court a woman.
[before 1050; Middle English wowen, late Old English wōgian]
woo′er, n.

woo


Past participle: wooed
Gerund: wooing

Imperative
woo
woo
Present
I woo
you woo
he/she/it woos
we woo
you woo
they woo
Preterite
I wooed
you wooed
he/she/it wooed
we wooed
you wooed
they wooed
Present Continuous
I am wooing
you are wooing
he/she/it is wooing
we are wooing
you are wooing
they are wooing
Present Perfect
I have wooed
you have wooed
he/she/it has wooed
we have wooed
you have wooed
they have wooed
Past Continuous
I was wooing
you were wooing
he/she/it was wooing
we were wooing
you were wooing
they were wooing
Past Perfect
I had wooed
you had wooed
he/she/it had wooed
we had wooed
you had wooed
they had wooed
Future
I will woo
you will woo
he/she/it will woo
we will woo
you will woo
they will woo
Future Perfect
I will have wooed
you will have wooed
he/she/it will have wooed
we will have wooed
you will have wooed
they will have wooed
Future Continuous
I will be wooing
you will be wooing
he/she/it will be wooing
we will be wooing
you will be wooing
they will be wooing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wooing
you have been wooing
he/she/it has been wooing
we have been wooing
you have been wooing
they have been wooing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wooing
you will have been wooing
he/she/it will have been wooing
we will have been wooing
you will have been wooing
they will have been wooing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wooing
you had been wooing
he/she/it had been wooing
we had been wooing
you had been wooing
they had been wooing
Conditional
I would woo
you would woo
he/she/it would woo
we would woo
you would woo
they would woo
Past Conditional
I would have wooed
you would have wooed
he/she/it would have wooed
we would have wooed
you would have wooed
they would have wooed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.woo - seek someone's favor; "China is wooing Russia"
2.woo - make amorous advances towards; "John is courting Mary"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
chase after, chase - pursue someone sexually or romantically
display - attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals

woo

verb
1. seek, cultivate, try to attract, curry favour with, seek to win, solicit the goodwill of The bank wooed customers by offering low interest rates.
2. court, chase, pursue, spark (rare), importune, seek to win, pay court to, seek the hand of, set your cap at (old-fashioned), pay your addresses to, pay suit to, press your suit with The penniless author successfully wooed and married Roxanne.

woo

verb
To attempt to gain the affection of:
Informal: romance.
Translations
يَخْطُب وُد، يَتَوَدَّد إلى، يُغازِل
bejle til
biîla til
kavalierius
bildināt
uchádzať sa o
kur yapmak

woo

[wuː] VT
1. (lit) → cortejar
2. (fig) → buscarse

woo

[ˈwuː] vt [+ woman] → faire la cour à, courtiser

woo

vt
(dated, = court) womanden Hof machen (+dat), → umwerben
personumwerben; (fig) stardom, sleep etcsuchen; audience etcfür sich zu gewinnen versuchen

woo

[wuː] vtcorteggiare (fig) (voters, audience) → cercare di conquistare

woo

(wuː) 3rd person singular present tense woos: past tense, past participle wooed verb
(of a man) to seek as a wife. He wooed the daughter of the king.
ˈwooer noun
References in classic literature ?
Laurie enjoyed that immensely, and when she told about the prim old gentleman who came once to woo Aunt March, and in the middle of a fine speech, how Poll had tweaked his wig off to his great dismay, the boy lay back and laughed till the tears ran down his cheeks, and a maid popped her head in to see what was the matter.
The bartender had come to woo, not to threaten, and was angry with himself because of his failure.
You force me to anticipate a disclosure I expected to make to you only when I came to ask permission to woo your daughter Jessie; and when I tell you what it is, you will understand that I have no right to criticise your conduct.
The white man holds the land, he goes to and fro about his business of peace where impis ran forth to kill; his children laugh and gather flowers where men died in blood by hundreds; they bathe in the waters of the Imbozamo, where once the crocodiles were fed daily with human flesh; his young men woo the maidens where other maids have kissed the assegai.
Clerk me no Clerks,'' replied the transformed priest; ``by Saint George and the Dragon, I am no longer a shaveling than while my frock is on my back When I am cased in my green cassock, I will drink, swear, and woo a lass, with any blithe forester in the West Riding.
Wully woo, pully woo, plump in the mud," says the little furrenner Frinchman, "and sure Mrs.
Do just tell her, miss, that a young fox is here, who would like to woo her.
Soon afterwards there was another knock, and another fox was at the door who wished to woo Mrs Fox.
Will paused, imagining that it would be impossible for Dorothea to misunderstand this; indeed he felt that he was contradicting himself and offending against his self-approval in speaking to her so plainly; but still--it could not be fairly called wooing a woman to tell her that he would never woo her.
The wench I should have been courting now was journalism, that grisette of literature who has a smile and a hand for all beginners, welcoming them at the threshold, teaching them so much that is worth knowing, introducing them to the other lady whom they have worshipped from afar, showing them even how to woo her, and then bidding them a bright God-speed - he were an ingrate who, having had her joyous companionship, no longer flings her a kiss as they pass.
WHILE bathing, Antinous was seen by Minerva, who was so enamoured of his beauty that, all armed as she happened to be, she descended from Olympus to woo him; but, unluckily displaying her shield, with the head of Medusa on it, she had the unhappiness to see the beautiful mortal turn to stone from catching a glimpse of it.
He sent no one to woo her in his place, but came himself in his black ship of many thwarts over the Ogylian sea across the dark wave to the home of wise Tyndareus, to see Argive Helen and that no one else should bring back for him the girl whose renown spread all over the holy earth.