rock, careen, sway, tilt(verb)
pitching dangerously to one side
rock, disceptation, lean, rock-and-roll, rock 'n' roll, inclination, leaning, contention, careen, joust, tilt, rock'n'roll, controversy, disputation, contestation, stone, rock music, argument, rock and roll, arguing, list, rock candy
rock, sway, shake(verb)
move back and forth or sideways
"the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet"
move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
"He swung back"
carry, persuade, sway(verb)
win approval or support for
"Carry all before one"; "His speech did not sway the voters"
rock, express, channel, persuade, post, transport, pack, convey, swing, acquit, hold, deport, impart, gestate, expect, dribble, shake, extend, run, have a bun in the oven, transmit, take, carry, stock, conduct, comport, bear, behave, stockpile, contain
cause to move back and forth
"rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Govern carries the idea of authoritative administration or some exercise of authority that is at once effective and continuous; control is effective, but may be momentary or occasional. One controls what he holds or can hold at will absolutely in check; as, a skilful horseman controls a spirited horse; a person controls his temper; we say to one who is excited, "control yourself." A person commands another when he has, or claims, the right to make that other do his will, with power of inflicting penalty if not obeyed; he controls another whom he can effectually prevent from doing anything contrary to his will; he governs one whom he actually does cause, regularly or constantly, to obey his will; a parent may command a child whom he can not govern or control. The best teachers are not greatly prone to command, but govern or control their pupils largely by other means. Command is, however, often used in the sense of securing, as well as requiring, submission or obedience, as when we speak of a commanding influence; a man commands the situation when he can shape events as he pleases; a fortress commands the region when no enemy can pass against its resistance. Govern implies the exercise of knowledge and judgment as well as power. To rule is more absolute and autocratic than to govern; to sway is to move by quiet but effectual influence; to mold is not only to influence feeling and action, but to shape character; to manage is to secure by skilful contrivance the doing of one's will by those whom one can not directly control; a wise mother, by gentle means, sways the feelings and molds the lives of her children; to be able to manage servants is an important element of good housekeeping. The word reign, once so absolute, now simply denotes that one holds the official station of sovereign in a monarchy, with or without effective power; the Queen of England reigns; the Czar of Russia both reigns and rules.
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How to use sway in a sentence?
I don't think there's much they can do( to sway voters), all they can do between now and November is ignore the racial elements of the Trump administration.
We are still opposed to the $14.75/shr deal value - we think this still undervalues the company and it's still not enough, the increased offer is just a cosmetic change to sway some shareholder's view.
Never let the pressure sway you from doing what you want to do. Never let the politics stop you from coming around and staying around, and I hope everyone knows that's what bro did. Bro stayed and he died on Crenshaw and Slauson.
I like where Labour is going, so that would sway me.
The only way to Heaven is “G D’SWAY”!
Translations for sway
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- schwingen, beherrschen, schwenken, schwanken, schaukeln, sich wiegen, beeinflussenGerman
- balancear, balanceo, influenciaSpanish
- vaikuttaa, vaikutusvalta, huojuminen, heiluminen, kallistua, heilua, huojunta, heilunta, huojua, hallita, heiluttaaFinnish
- sveiggja, sveiggjFaroese
- hintázik, ringatózik, hintázás, hullámzás, suhint, ring, lóbál, hullámzik, ringatózás, inog, imbolyog, himbálózik, befolyásHungarian
- kōngangengange, raumaewa, tītahatahaMāori
- whakapakepake, koiriMalay
- svai, svinge, svaieNorwegian
- rządzić, władza, trząśćPolish
- balançar, oscilaçãoPortuguese
- власть, качание, качаться, качатьRussian
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