1. [syn: courtship, wooing, courting, suit]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Woo \Woo\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wooed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Wooing.] [OE. wowen, wo?en, AS. w?gian, fr. w?h bent,
crooked, bad; akin to OS. w[=a]h evil, Goth. unwahs
blameless, Skr. va?c to waver, and perhaps to E. vaccilate.]
1. To solicit in love; to court.
Each, like the Grecian artist, wooes
The image he himself has wrought. --Prior.
2. To court solicitously; to invite with importunity.
Thee, chantress, oft the woods among
I woo, to hear thy even song. --Milton.
I woo the wind
That still delays his coming. --Bryant.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a
woman (usually with the hope of marriage); "its was a brief
and intense courtship" [syn: courtship, wooing,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
50 Moby Thesaurus words for "wooing":
addresses, agacerie, allure, allurement, amorous pursuit, appeal,
attraction, attractiveness, beguilement, beguiling, bewitchery,
bewitchment, blandishment, cajolery, canvass, captivation,
charisma, charm, charmingness, come-hither, court, courting,
enchantment, enthrallment, enticement, entrapment, fascination,
flirtation, forbidden fruit, gallantry, glamour, inducement,
interest, inveiglement, invitation, magnetism, seducement,
seduction, seductiveness, serenade, sex appeal, snaring,
solicitation, suing, suit, tantalization, temptation, winning ways,