courtship - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ˈkɔː(r)tʃɪp/
singularcourtship
pluralcourtships
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the period of time when a man and a woman have a romantic relationship with each other, before they get married
  2. 3
    [countable/uncountable] an attempt to get someone’s support, especially in business or politics
    courtship of:

    their courtship of Japanese investors