One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Richard wooed Joan with single-minded persistence’
court, pay court to, pursue, chase, chase after, run after
dated romance, seek the hand of, press one's suit with, set one's cap at, make love to
2‘the party wooed voters with promises of electoral reform’
seek the support of, seek the favour of, try to win, try to attract, try to cultivate, chase, pursue, try to ingratiate oneself with, curry favour with
3‘an attempt to woo Green out of his semi-retirement’
entice, tempt, coax, persuade, wheedle
informal sweet-talk, smooth-talk
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