To woo someone is to try to charm or seduce them. You might woo them with your words or your actions.

  • He wooed her with flowers and a romantic dinner.

  • She wooed him with her beauty and her intelligence.

Definition of wooing


a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage)


courting, courtship, suit

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Example Sentences for wooing

  • 1

    A male bird woos female birds.

  • 2

    They wooed to the public in order to get support.

  • 3

    She successfully woos the man she is infatuated with.

  • 4

    The lord of Drum goes to woo a shepherd lass.

  • 5

    Hyun Woo sits there obediently and hears a knock at the door.

  • 6

    The noble, Sophonirus, offers to woo the Lady on the Tyrant's behalf.

  • 7

    Cara proceeds to try and woo the Margrave to obtain the key to the dungeon.

  • 8

    The company chairman is Peter Woo, who is the chairman of the Wharf Group.

  • 9

    The squire and Dorcas continue to plot together in the attempt to woo Sally.

  • 10

    I woo women with my sensuous and godlike MIDI playing on a notebook.