wooing


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wooing - a man's courting of a womanwooing - a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage); "its was a brief and intense courtship"
appeal, entreaty, prayer - earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm"
bundling - a onetime custom during courtship of unmarried couples occupying the same bed without undressing
Translations

wooing

[ˈwuːɪŋ] Ngalanteo m
References in classic literature ?
The count stood like one changed to stone, and turning to the bewildered crowd, Ferdinand added, with a gay smile of triumph, "To you, my gallant friends, I can only wish that your wooing may prosper as mine has done, and that you may all win as fair a bride as I have by this masked marriage.
An hour, said Ahab, standing rooted in his boat's stern; and he gazed beyond the whale's place, towards the dim blue spaces and wide wooing vacancies to leeward.
Barkis's wooing, as I remember it, was altogether of a peculiar kind.