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Meaning of “woo” in the English Dictionary

"woo" in British English

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wooverb [T]

uk   us   /wuː/ (present participle wooing, past tense and past participle wooed)
to ​try to ​persuade someone to ​support you or to use ​yourbusiness: The ​party has been ​trying to woo the ​voters withpromises of ​electoralreform. The ​airline has been ​offeringdiscountedtickets to woo ​passengers away fromtheircompetitors. 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 withflowers and ​expensivepresents.
(Definition of woo from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"woo" in American English

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wooverb [T]

 us   /wu/ (present tense woos, present participle wooing, past tense and past participle wooed)
to ​try to ​persuade someone to ​support you: A ​candidate must woo ​voters by making them ​feelimportant. dated To woo someone is to ​try to ​persuade that ​person that you are a good ​person to ​marry.
(Definition of woo from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"woo" in Business English

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wooverb [T]

uk   us   /wuː/ (wooing, wooed, wooed)
to ​try to persuade a particular ​group of ​people to ​support you or use your ​business: woo sb away from sth The ​airline was ​heavilydiscountingfares to woo ​passengers away from their ​competitors.woo sb with sth The team's new ​owners hope to woo disappointed fans with several ​high-profileplayers. Lin is ​trying to ​clear her company's ​legalstatus as she woos ​investors.
if one ​company woos another, the ​mainshareholders in the first ​companytalk to those in the second about the possibility of a merger or ​friendly takeover: Cadbury wooed the American ​firm for a decade until it ​agreed to be ​bought.
(Definition of woo from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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