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sway

noun (n)

  • controlling influence (noun.attribute)
    source: wordnet30
  • pitching dangerously to one side (noun.act)
    Synonym: careen, rock, tilt
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of swaying; a swaying motion; the swing or sweep of a weapon. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • move back and forth or sideways (verb.motion)
    Synonym: rock, shake
    Example:
    The tall building swayed.
    source: wordnet30
  • move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner (verb.motion)
    Synonym: swing
    source: wordnet30
  • win approval or support for (verb.social)
    Synonym: carry, persuade
    Example:
    His speech did not sway the voters.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to move back and forth (verb.motion)
    Synonym: rock
    Example:
    The wind swayed the trees gently.
    source: wordnet30
  • To move or wield with the hand; to swing; to wield; as, to sway the scepter. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To be drawn to one side by weight or influence; to lean; to incline. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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