Words in the news – Woo

woo  The verb woo means to try to get the support of someone.

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Mr Surakiart will work to woo support from middle-class voters.

“Political parties and their candidates have held meetings of canvassers and given them money to organise activities to woo voters,” he said.

AT&T Inc, the owner of the biggest US mobile-phone service, plans to woo corporate customers away from Verizon Wireless with a new handset that uses its fastest internet network and can handle heavy e-mail use.

Cambodia is wooing overseas companies to invest in oil exploration and power plants to ease electricity shortages and ensure energy supplies.

Source – http://readbangkokpost.com/wordoftheday/

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