verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of woo
Examples from the Web for wooed
Even as Hispanics favored Democrats this week, some Republicans wooed them ardently and made surprising inroads.
Bonifacio was standing by a van with the man who had wooed her and promised her a wonderful new life in America.Somaly Mam, This Is What a Real Trafficking Victim Says|Michael Daly|May 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Millennials all want to stand with Rand: the Kentucky Republican wooed the younger crowd at CPAC.CPAC Younger Voters: Rand Paul Is So Hot Right Now|Caitlin Dickson|March 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The center that Yachimovich wooed so mightily, and at the cost of alienating long-time leftists, went to Lapid.
Jagger wooed her back, but the next summer she left him for good.Speed Read: 11 Juiciest Bits From Philip Norman’s Biography of Mick Jagger|The Daily Beast|October 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Even the roads along the valley were bordered with flowers that the sun had wooed to the swooning point.The Tinder-Box|Maria Thompson Daviess
As impetuous in love as in war he wooed and won her, the marriage taking place the day before the transport sailed.Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror|Richard Linthicum
Abraham had met, wooed, and wed Ruth in the fields, and ever afterward kept her there.Negro Tales|Joseph Seamon Cotter
The young sailor's heart was won by the charms of the gentle Eliza; he wooed and won her love.
Every idea of corporal gratification is carried to the highest excess, and wooed with all the elegance that belongs to the senses.
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.