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 for Wooing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Woo \Woo\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wooed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Wooing.] [OE. wowen, wo?en, AS. w?gian, fr. w?h bent,
     crooked, bad; akin to OS. w[=a]h evil, Goth. unwahs
     blameless, Skr. va?c to waver, and perhaps to E. vaccilate.]
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     1. To solicit in love; to court.
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              Each, like the Grecian artist, wooes
              The image he himself has wrought.     --Prior.
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     2. To court solicitously; to invite with importunity.
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              Thee, chantress, oft the woods among
              I woo, to hear thy even song.         --Milton.
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              I woo the wind
              That still delays his coming.         --Bryant.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  wooing
      n 1: a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a
           woman (usually with the hope of marriage); "its was a brief
           and intense courtship" [syn: courtship, wooing,
           courting, suit]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  50 Moby Thesaurus words for "wooing":
     addresses, agacerie, allure, allurement, amorous pursuit, appeal,
     attraction, attractiveness, beguilement, beguiling, bewitchery,
     bewitchment, blandishment, cajolery, canvass, captivation,
     charisma, charm, charmingness, come-hither, court, courting,
     enchantment, enthrallment, enticement, entrapment, fascination,
     flirtation, forbidden fruit, gallantry, glamour, inducement,
     interest, inveiglement, invitation, magnetism, seducement,
     seduction, seductiveness, serenade, sex appeal, snaring,
     solicitation, suing, suit, tantalization, temptation, winning ways,
     winsomeness, witchery
  
  

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