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Synonyms for sway

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. swaynoun

    controlling influence

    tilt, rock, careen

  2. rock, careen, sway, tiltverb

    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, shakeverb

    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, swayverb

    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, swayverb

    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, swayverb

    cause to move back and forth

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

    carry, persuade, shake, rock, swing

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. swayverb

    move, wield, swing, wave, brandish

  2. swayverb

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

  3. swayverb

    rule, govern, direct, guide, control

  4. swayverb

    incline, lean

  5. swaynoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. swaynoun

    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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How to use sway in a sentence?

  1. Persian:

    Both white and black acknowledge women?s sway, So much the better and the wiser too, Deeming it most convenient to obey, Or possibly they might their folly rue.*

  2. Hadi Ghaemi:

    There will either be a majority leaning toward one person or a very strong dealmaker who can even sway his opponents.

  3. Le Pen:

    The fear-mongering of people like (Jean-Claude) Juncker and (Martin) Schulz cannot sway us, they are worried that Britain might win back its freedom.

  4. Jared Goodman:

    The tide has turned for SeaWorld, it's a last-ditch effort to sway a public that has already made up its mind.

  5. Andy Berry:

    Beyond Burger have meatless products on the market that could be difficult for people to distinguish from actual meat. However, Americans are eating more meat than they have in more than a decade. The average American meat-eater is set to devour nearly 221.5 pounds of meat this year alone, according to the USDA. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Bill Pigott, a Republican Mississippi state representative and a member of the Cattlemens Association, said Bill Pigott aim in writing Mississippis version of the law was to make sure it was clear consumers knew what theyre buying. This was asked for by the cattle producers in Mississippi to clarify labeling laws, Bill Pigott said. [ Its ] not to stop any sale of any products, just allowing the consumer to know what theyre actually consuming. Bill Pigott said there was nothing wrong with Bill Pigott sponsoring the law -- though Bill Pigott is still a member of the Mississippi Cattlemens Association, Bill Pigott has retired from cattle production and would not personally benefit from the law.In a search of public records, Fox could not find any lobbying efforts or financial ties between Bill Pigott and Cattlemens Association. The Institute for Justice said consumers are savvy enough to understand what The Institute for Justice clients labels clearly state. Customers understand that 100percent vegan, means 100 percent vegan, attorney Justin Pearson said. The Institute for Justice not the governments job to sway consumers one way or the other. Customers get to decide what food they want to eat. Uptons Naturals said Uptons Naturals wasnt clear how much Uptons Naturals would cost the company to re-package Uptons Naturals products if the meat labeling prohibition is upheld in Mississippi. Uptons Naturals would have to consider Uptons Naturals options. Cattlemens Association said the right to choose would still be alive and well for consumers, but appropriate labels would make things much clearer. Cattlemens Association doesnt ban anybody from selling anything theyre selling now.

Translations for sway

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  • swaaieAfrikaans
  • تمايلArabic
  • schwingen, schaukeln, sich wiegen, schwanken, schwenken, beeinflussen, beherrschenGerman
  • balanceo, influencia, balancearSpanish
  • hallita, heiluttaa, huojua, huojunta, heilua, kallistua, heiluminen, heilunta, vaikuttaa, huojuminen, vaikutusvaltaFinnish
  • sveiggj, sveiggjaFaroese
  • balancementFrench
  • बोलबालाHindi
  • ringatózás, ringatózik, befolyás, himbálózik, imbolyog, inog, hintázás, hintázik, hullámzás, hullámzik, suhint, lóbál, ringHungarian
  • bergoyangIndonesian
  • ondeggiareItalian
  • לְהִתְנַעֲנֵעַHebrew
  • imperiumLatin
  • raumaewa, tītahataha, kōngangengangeMāori
  • koiri, whakapakepakeMalay
  • svaie, svai, svingeNorwegian
  • zwaaienDutch
  • rządzić, władza, trząśćPolish
  • balançar, oscilaçãoPortuguese
  • legănareRomanian
  • власть, качание, качать, качатьсяRussian
  • ஸ்வேTamil
  • แกว่งไปแกว่งมาThai
  • колисьUkrainian
  • بولوUrdu
  • 摇摆Chinese

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    What is the antonym of Statement?
    • A. Rumoured
    • B. Command
    • C. Silence
    • D. Tale

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