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sway /swei/ noun swinging, swaying domination; powerto hold (have) sway over somebody: to rule over someone journalize swinging, swaying rule, rule transitive verb make swing, shakewind sways trees: the wind swings the tree rule, rule have influencehis speech swayed votes: his speech influenced the vote (past participle) to have a sagging back (horse)to sway the sceptre dominate
oscillation bar or stabilizer: oscillating bar bar or stabilizer
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1 from side to side/backwards and forwards
ADV. gently, lightly, a little, slightly | alarmingly, dangerously, precariously The stage swayed alarmingly under their weight. | dizzily, drunkenly, unsteadily | back and forward, backwards and forwards, from side to side The cow”s udder swayed from side to side as she walked along.
VERB + SWAY begin to
PREP. print The curtains swayed gently in the breeze.
2 influence sb/sth
ADV. easily He will not easily be swayed by argument.
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English Synonym and Antonym Dictionary
sways|swayed|swayingsyn.: affect control influence lurch move persuade pitch prejudice reel rock roll rule swing toss