A Word A Day : Woo

Tuesday, 14th August 2007 : Today's Word is...


( Verb )

Pronunciation : (wu, o)

1. To seek the affection of someone with intent to romance.

2. To seek to achieve

3. Try to gain

4. Seek as romantic partner


Middle English wowen, from Old English wōgian.


1. Court

2. Entreat

3. Importune

4. Solicit

5. Tempt

6. Invite

7. Chase

8. Pursue

9. Attract

10. Seek

11. Spark


1. Avoid

2. Ignore

3. Neglect

4. Hate

Contextual Example:

• She descended from Olympus to woo her sweetheart.

• China is wooing Russia to take action against those nations which are supporting terrorism.

Related Word:

Wooer : Noun

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