Sway Definition

Define what is Sway?

1. sway (noun)

controlling influence.

    Hypernyms

    power, powerfulness noun
    possession of controlling influence.

    2. 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.
    Synonyms: Rock, shake
    Hypernyms

    move back and forth verb
    move in one direction and then into the opposite direction.

    Hyponyms

    roll verb
    move, rock, or sway from side to side.

    nutate verb
    rock, sway, or nod; usually involuntarily.

    swag verb
    sway heavily or unsteadily.

    totter verb
    move without being stable, as if threatening to fall.

    3. careen, sway, tilt, Rock (noun)

    pitching dangerously to one side.

      Synonyms: careen, tilt, Rock
      Hypernyms

      pitching, lurch, pitch noun
      abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance).

      4. sway, swing (verb)

      move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner.

      • He swung back.
      Synonyms: swing
      Hypernyms

      move back and forth verb
      move in one direction and then into the opposite direction.

      Hyponyms

      weave, waver verb
      sway to and fro.

      lash verb
      lash or flick about sharply.

      oscillate, vibrate verb
      move or swing from side to side regularly.

      brachiate verb
      swing from one hold to the next.

      5. persuade, sway, carry (verb)

      win approval or support for.

      • Carry all before one.
      • His speech did not sway the voters.
      Synonyms: persuade, carry
      Hypernyms

      act upon, influence, work verb
      have and exert influence or effect.

      6. Rock, sway (verb)

      cause to move back and forth.

      • rock the cradle.
      • rock the baby.
      • the wind swayed the trees gently.
      Synonyms: Rock
      Hypernyms

      move, displace verb
      cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense.

      Nearby Terms

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      monetary unit in Swaziland

      SWbS (noun)
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      SWbW (noun)
      the compass point that is one point west of southwest

      swear (verb)
      utter obscenities or profanities

      swear in (verb)
      administer on oath to

      swear off (verb)
      promise to abstain from

      swear out (verb)
      deliver a warrant or summons to someone

      swearer (noun)
      someone who uses profanity

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      profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger

      swearword (noun)
      profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger