- The act of swaying; a swaying motion; a swing or sweep of a weapon.
- A rocking or swinging motion.
- Influence, weight, or authority that inclines to one side; as, the sway of desires.
- I doubt I'll hold much with someone so powerful.
- Preponderance; turn or cast of balance.
- Rule; dominion; control.
- A switch or rod used by thatchers to bind their work.
Etymology: Akin with sveigja.
- To move or swing from side to side; or backward and forward; to rock.
- The trees swayed in the breeze.
- To move or wield with the hand; to swing; to wield; as, to sway the scepter.
- To influence or direct by power and authority; by persuasion, or by moral force; to rule; to govern; to guide.
- Do you think you can their decision?
- To cause to incline or swing to one side, or backward and forward; to bias; to turn; to bend; warp; as, reeds swayed by wind
- judgment swayed by passion
- To hoist
- to up the yards
- To be drawn to one side by weight or influence; to lean; to incline.
- To have weight or influence.
- To bear sway; to rule; to govern.
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