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  Definition of sway
  1. pitching dangerously to one side
  2. controlling influence
  3. move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet"
  4. cause to move back and forth; "rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently"
  5. move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back"
  6. win approval or support for; "Carry all before one"; "His speech did not sway the voters"
Similar Words: rock, careen, tilt, shake, swing, carry, persuade

 

Hyponyms: roll, nutate, swag, totter, waver, weave, lash, oscillate, vibrate, brachiate

 

Grouped Verbs: rock, shake, carry

 

Derivational Morphology: careen, wobble, shift, tilt, cant, cant over, slant, pitch, lean, tip, angle, rock, swing, shake, stagger, reel, keel, lurch, swag, carry, persuade, wag, waggle, rocking chair, rocker, swinging, vacillation, swinger

 

Anagrams: ways, yaws

 

 
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