wooer


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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.wooer - a man who courts a womanwooer - a man who courts a woman; "a suer for the hand of the princess"
adorer, admirer - someone who admires a young woman; "she had many admirers"
prince charming - a suitor who fulfills the dreams of his beloved

wooer

noun
A man who courts a woman:
Translations
مُغازِل، مُتَوَدِّد، خاطِب
bejler
udvarló
biîill
nápadník
kur yapan kimse

wooer

n (dated)Werber m; (fig)Buhler(in) m(f)(of sth um etw); a wooer of the unionsein Buhler um die Gunst der Gewerkschaften

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 ?
But as he did not trust himself as a wooer, he determined to send his old mother on the mission.
Bounderby went every evening to Stone Lodge as an accepted wooer. Love was made on these occasions in the form of bracelets; and, on all occasions during the period of betrothal, took a manufacturing aspect.
"As if the mere `differently' didn't account for it!" the wooer insisted.
"Of TRUTH the wooer? Thou?"--so taunted they- "Nay!
HE--of truth the wooer? Not still, stiff, smooth and cold, Become an image, A godlike statue, Set up in front of temples, As a God's own door-guard: Nay!
The Wooer's voices may perhaps accord with one of the future wives, but not with both; or not, at first, with either; or the Soprano and Contralto may not quite harmonize.
Edgar Caswall was not an ardent wooer. From the very first he seemed DIFFICILE, but he had been keeping to his own room ever since his struggle with Mimi Watford.
And when ye come to marriageable years, Where's the bold wooers who will jeopardize To take unto himself such disrepute As to my children's children still must cling, For what of infamy is lacking here?
In the big city the twin spirits Romance and Adventure are always abroad seeking worthy wooers. As we roam the streets they slyly peep at us and challenge us in twenty different guises.
If Minerva were to take as great a liking to you as she did to Ulysses when we were fighting before Troy (for I never yet saw the gods so openly fond of any one as Minerva then was of your father), if she would take as good care of you as she did of him, these wooers would soon some of them forget their wooing."
He was a flaming example to the wooers of glorious fortune.
The playwright proceeds with a sense of generic propriety he was helping to invent, depicting Edward as a frustrated wooer ruled by simple, emphatic desire: