Pronunciation: (wOO),[key] —v.t. 1. to seek the favor, affection, or love of, esp. with a view to marriage.
2. to seek to win: to woo fame. 3. to invite (consequences, whether good or bad) by one's own action; court: to woo one's own destruction. 4. to seek to persuade (a person, group, etc.), as to do something; solicit; importune.
—v.i. 1. to make love to a woman; court: He went wooing. 2. to solicit favor or approval; entreat: Further attempts to woo proved useless.