Meaning of “court” - Learner’s Dictionary

court

verb uk us /kɔːt/
PLEASE [ T ]

to try to please someone because you want them to support you or join you:

Adams was being courted by several football clubs.
TRY TO GET [ T ]

to try to get or achieve something:

RELATIONSHIP [ I, T ] old-fashioned

to have a romantic relationship with someone that you hope to marry:

They courted for two years before getting married.
court controversy/danger/disaster, etc

to behave in a way that risks bad results

(Definition of “court verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)