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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sway(noun)

    controlling influence

    tilt, rock, careen

  2. 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

  3. 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"

    escape from, stimulate, persuade, excite, shake, shake off, didder, rock, carry, throw off, swing, shake up, judder, agitate, stir

  4. swing, sway(verb)

    move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner

    "He swung back"

    drop, sweep, persuade, swing, shake, rock, carry, dangle, swing out, swing over, get around

  5. 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

  6. rock, sway(verb)

    cause to move back and forth

    "rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently"

    carry, persuade, shake, rock, swing

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sway

    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.

    command, control, curb, direct, govern, influence, manage, mold, reign, reign over, restrain, rule

    be in subjection, be subject, comply, obey, submit, yield

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sway(v. a.)

    move, wield, swing, wave, brandish

  2. sway(v. a.)

    bias, prejudice, bend, turn, influence, persuade, prevail upon

  3. sway(v. a.)

    rule, govern, direct, guide, control

  4. sway(v. n.)

    incline, lean

  5. sway(n.)

    power, dominion, control, domination, command, rule, government, sovereignty, ascendancy, authority, predominance, mastership, mastery, supreme power

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sway(n)

    dominion, domination, rule

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sway":

    right-of-way, suai, influence, oscillation


  1. List of known nicknames for "Sway":

    Sway DaSafo, Derek Andrew Safo, 'Sway', Sway Calloway

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  1. C. Kent Wright:

    To sway an audience, you must watch them as you speak.

  2. Joseph Addison:

    Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, the post of honor is a private station.

  3. Paul Rester:

    Al Sharbi was very forthcoming and very determined, al Sharbi was not in the planner-organizer echelon, Al Sharbi was in the executor-operator echelon. Al Sharbi made bombs, had direct ties to Bin Laden, and had sway over others because of that tie. Al Sharbi was extremely important to Al Sharbi terrorist network because Al Sharbi was well-trained and could make things work.

  4. Patrick Murray:

    It's not clear that it's actually going to be productive, that's not simply because it undermines his brand identity as a positive person, but it doesn't look like it's having an impact with the voters you need to sway.

  5. Mimi Lamantia:

    Even [with] just five weeks of Argentine tango we were able to decrease that medial and lateral sway by 56 percent.

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Translations for sway

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  • swaaieAfrikaans
  • تمايلArabic
  • schwingen, beherrschen, schwenken, schwanken, schaukeln, sich wiegen, beeinflussenGerman
  • balancear, balanceo, influenciaSpanish
  • vaikuttaa, vaikutusvalta, huojuminen, heiluminen, kallistua, heilua, huojunta, heilunta, huojua, hallita, heiluttaaFinnish
  • sveiggja, sveiggjFaroese
  • balancementFrench
  • बोलबालाHindi
  • hintázik, ringatózik, hintázás, hullámzás, suhint, ring, lóbál, hullámzik, ringatózás, inog, imbolyog, himbálózik, befolyásHungarian
  • bergoyangIndonesian
  • ondeggiareItalian
  • לְהִתְנַעֲנֵעַHebrew
  • imperiumLatin
  • kōngangengange, raumaewa, tītahatahaMāori
  • whakapakepake, koiriMalay
  • svai, svinge, svaieNorwegian
  • zwaaienDutch
  • rządzić, władza, trząśćPolish
  • balançar, oscilaçãoPortuguese
  • legănareRomanian
  • власть, качание, качаться, качатьRussian
  • ஸ்வேTamil
  • แกว่งไปแกว่งมาThai
  • колисьUkrainian
  • بولوUrdu
  • 摇摆Chinese

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