He courted me in an old-fashioned way, by reading me Little Nemo.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has at times sought closer ties with Vladimir Putin even as he has courted the West.
Bill Clinton courted Mixner and his expertise at the outset of his run for president.
Throughout his career, he has courted controversy at every turn and sent many who worked with him running for the exits in horror.
He had Republicans to the White House, he courted individual Republicans assiduously.
Nevertheless I dreamed that for a long time I courted Charlotte, and at last, which was not true, married her.
“When I courted my wife,” he said solemnly, looking for a moment at the floor.
And she passed examinations without effort under circumstances where plodders would have courted disaster.
Yes, replied he, and Mr. Beer, who first courted Mrs. Tristam.
Because when I'm courted, I shall make him do some of the things that you do for me.
late 12c., from Old French cort (11c., Modern French cour) "king's court, princely residence," from Latin cortem, accusative of cors (earlier cohors) "enclosed yard," and by extension (and perhaps by association with curia "sovereign's assembly"), "those assembled in the yard; company, cohort," from com- "together" (see com-) + stem hort- related to hortus "garden, plot of ground" (see yard (n.1)). Sporting sense is from 1510s, originally of tennis. Legal meaning is from late 13c. (early assemblies for justice were overseen by the sovereign personally).
"woo, offer homage," as one does at court, 1570s; see court (n.). Related: Courted; courting.