- 1woo somebody to try to get the support of somebody Voters are being wooed with promises of lower taxes. Selected items are being sold at half price to woo customers into the store.
- 2woo somebody (old-fashioned) (of a man) to try to persuade a woman to love him and marry him synonym court See related entries: Love Word Origin late Old English wōgian (intransitive), āwōgian (transitive), of unknown origin.
BrE BrE//wuː//; NAmE NAmE//wuː//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they woo
BrE BrE//wuː//; NAmE NAmE//wuː//he / she / it woos
BrE BrE//wuːz//; NAmE NAmE//wuːz//past simple wooed
BrE BrE//wuːd//; NAmE NAmE//wuːd//past participle wooed
BrE BrE//wuːd//; NAmE NAmE//wuːd//-ing form wooing
BrE BrE//ˈwuːɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈwuːɪŋ//Love