verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of woo
Examples from the Web for woo
Baghdadi and his supporters have attempted, and failed, to woo al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on multiple occasions.
One Spinal Solutions sales representative said he suspected Williams was using perks to woo surgeons.
Democrats set out to woo a national network of extremely wealthy donors who could support the new breakneck fundraising pace.Time is Money: How to Fix Outrageous Political Spending|Jim Arkedis|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
David, the consummate suitor, naturally pulled out all the stops to woo his lady love.Victoria and David Beckham Celebrate Their 15th Wedding Anniversary|Erin Cunningham|July 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Joni Ernst began as a compromise candidate, but attacked the EPA, Farm Bill, and more to woo conservatives.
Nature seemed not only to invite, but to woo him to paint marine subjects, and from that moment his vocation was decided on.
When Arne saw them, he often wondered who it might be that now came to woo Eli Ben.Arne; A Sketch of Norwegian Country Life|Bjrnstjerne Bjrnson
The French girl seemed romance personified, and delicately and gently she set out to woo her.The Camp Fire Girls' Careers|Margaret Vandercook
Monmouth claimed and challenged, M. de Perrencourt seemed to beseech and woo.Simon Dale|Anthony Hope
After midnight Philip was drowsy, and leaned his back against a tree to woo sweet sleep.The Book of the Bush|George Dunderdale
verb woos, wooing or wooed
Word Origin for woo
Old English wogian, of uncertain origin and with no known cognates; perhaps related to woh, wog- "bent, inclined," as with affection.
see pitch woo.