Definition of Sway

1. Noun. Controlling influence.

Generic synonyms: Power, Powerfulness



2. Verb. Move back and forth or sideways. "The streets sway with crowds"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet"
Exact synonyms: Rock, Shake
Specialized synonyms: Roll, Nutate, Swag, Totter
Related verbs: Rock
Generic synonyms: Move Back And Forth
Derivative terms: Rock, Rocker, Shake

3. Noun. Pitching dangerously to one side.
Exact synonyms: Careen, Rock, Tilt
Generic synonyms: Lurch, Pitch, Pitching
Derivative terms: Careen, Careen, Rock, Rock, Rocky, Tilt, Tilt, Tilt

4. Verb. Move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner. "The wooden sticks sway "; "He swung back"
Exact synonyms: Swing
Specialized synonyms: Waver, Weave, Lash, Oscillate, Vibrate, Brachiate
Generic synonyms: Move Back And Forth
Derivative terms: Swing, Swinger

5. Verb. Win approval or support for. "His speech did not sway the voters"
Exact synonyms: Carry, Persuade
Related verbs: Carry
Generic synonyms: Act Upon, Influence, Work
Derivative terms: Persuasible, Persuasive

6. Verb. Cause to move back and forth. "The wind swayed the trees gently"
Exact synonyms: Rock
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Related verbs: Rock, Shake
Derivative terms: Rock, Rocker, Rocker

Definition of Sway

1. v. t. To move or wield with the hand; to swing; to wield; as, to sway the scepter.

2. v. i. To be drawn to one side by weight or influence; to lean; to incline.

3. n. The act of swaying; a swaying motion; the swing or sweep of a weapon.

Definition of Sway

1. Noun. The act of swaying; a swaying motion; a swing or sweep of a weapon. ¹

2. Noun. A rocking or swinging motion. ¹

3. Noun. Influence, weight, or authority that inclines to one side; as, the sway of desires. ¹

4. Noun. Preponderance; turn or cast of balance. ¹

5. Noun. Rule; dominion; control. ¹

6. Noun. A switch or rod used by thatchers to bind their work. ¹

7. Noun. The maximum amplitude of a vehicle's lateral motion ¹

8. Verb. To move or swing from side to side; or backward and forward; to rock. ¹

9. Verb. To move or wield with the hand; to swing; to wield; as, to sway the scepter. ¹

10. Verb. To influence or direct by power, authority, persuasion, or by moral force; to rule; to govern; to guide. Compare persuade ¹

11. Verb. To cause to incline or swing to one side, or backward and forward; to bias; to turn; to bend; warp; as, reeds swayed by wind ¹

12. Verb. (nautical) To hoist (a mast or yard) into position ¹

13. Verb. To be drawn to one side by weight or influence; to lean; to incline. ¹

14. Verb. To have weight or influence. ¹

15. Verb. To bear sway; to rule; to govern. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sway

1. to move slowly back and forth [v -ED, -ING, -S] : SWAYABLE [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sway

swathes
swathier
swathiest
swathing
swathings
swaths
swathy
swats
swatted
swatter
swattered
swatters
swatting
swattings
swattle
sway (current term)
sway-backed
sway-bracing
sway-bracings
sway bar
sway bars
swayable
swayback
swaybacked
swaybacks
swaybar
swaybars
swayed
swayer
swayers

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