Dictionary

woo

verb \ˈwü\

: to try to make (someone) love you : to try to have a romantic relationship with (someone)

: to try to attract (someone, such as a customer, voter, worker, etc.) : to attempt to persuade (someone) to buy something from you, vote for you, work for you, etc.

Full Definition of WOO

transitive verb
1
:  to sue for the affection of and usually marriage with :  court
2
:  to solicit or entreat especially with importunity <woo new customers>
3
:  to seek to gain or bring about
intransitive verb
:  to court a woman
woo·er noun

Examples of WOO

  1. The store had a sale in an effort to woo new customers.
  2. The company must find creative ways to woo new employees.

Origin of WOO

Middle English wowen, from Old English wōgian
First Known Use: before 12th century

Browse

4 ENTRIES FOUND:
Next Word in the Dictionary: wood (adjective)Previous Word in the Dictionary: wontonAll Words Near: woo
May 27, 2015
riot act Hear it
a vigorous reprimand or warning
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears