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sway

sway

 
 
pronunciation:
sweI
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: swayed, swaying, sways
definition 1: to swing back and forth or from side to side; rock.
She swayed in time to the music.
synonyms:
rock
similar words:
reel, roll, swing, totter, wobble
definition 2: to change in sympathy or opinion.
He's swaying toward my ideas.
synonyms:
lean
similar words:
bend, incline, move
definition 3: to cause to swing back and forth or from side to side.
I swayed the cradle until the baby slept.
synonyms:
swing
similar words:
push, rock, shake
definition 4: to cause to change a decision or opinion.
Her speech swayed them to change their vote.
synonyms:
cause, influence
similar words:
convince, move, persuade, prompt
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or instance of swaying.
We saw how windy it was by the sway of the trees.
similar words:
influence, shake
definition 2: control or influence.
The president holds sway over the final decision.
synonyms:
authority, control, power
similar words:
influence, say
derivations: swayable (adj.), swayingly (adv.), swayer (n.)
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