Woo meaning

wo͝o
To seek the affection of (someone, especially a woman) with the intent to marry or begin a romantic relationship.
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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.

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To seek the romantic affection of someone, especially a woman.
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The definition of woo is to try to gain love, affection or support.

When you try to make a woman fall in love with you, this is an example of a time when you woo her.

When you try to get an important client to sign with you, this is an example of a time when you woo the client.

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A Chinese surname.
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To try to get; seek.

To woo fame.

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To try to get the love of a given person; court.
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To make entreaty.
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To try to get the love of; seek as a spouse; court.
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To entreat solicitously; coax; urge.
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Origin of woo

  • Middle English wowen from Old English wōgian

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From irregular romanization of various Mandarin Chinese surnames including (Wú, “Wu, a former Chinese kingdom near Suzhou”), (Wǔ, “five”), (Wǔ, “war, warrior, war-like”), and (wū, “wu, a Chinese shaman”)

    From Wiktionary