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verb [T] uk   us   /wuː/ (present participle wooing, past tense and past participle wooed)
to try to persuade someone to support you or to use your business: The party has been trying to woo the voters with promises of electoral reform. The airline has been offering discounted tickets to woo passengers away from their competitors. old-fashioned If a man woos a woman, he gives her a lot of attention in an attempt to persuade her to marry him: He wooed her for months with flowers and expensive presents.
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