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courting

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the series of social engagements shared by a couple looking to get married
  • after two years of courting, they finally married

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courting

verb
present participle of court

Synonyms of courting (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to act so as to make (something) more likely
  • you're courting disaster if you keep playing with matches

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2 to go on dates that may eventually lead to marriage
  • they courted for a year before getting married

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“Courting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/courting. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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