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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.
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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
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

woo

verb
To attempt to gain the affection of:
Informal: romance.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

woo

[ˈwuː] vt [+ woman] → faire la cour à, courtiser
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

woo

vt
(dated, = court) womanden Hof machen (+dat), → umwerben
personumwerben; (fig) stardom, sleep etcsuchen; audience etcfür sich zu gewinnen versuchen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

woo

[wuː] vtcorteggiare (fig) (voters, audience) → cercare di conquistare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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It's the giveaway to some ( those in key demographic groups deemed wooable by New Labour at this crucial time ( which takes little away from the rest.
By 1995, the year that Coleman had stepped down from the deanship to return to teaching, the lure of petitely pretty Delphine's all-encompassing chic, with gaminish intimations of a subterranean sensuality, along with the blandishments of her Ecole Normale sophistication had appeared to him to have won over just about every wooable fool professor and, not yet out of her twenties--but with an eye perhaps on the deanship that had once been Coleman's--she succeeded to the chair of the smallish department that some dozen years earlier had absorbed, along with the other language departments, the old Classics Department in which Coleman had begun as an instructor.