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Synonyms for sway

move from side to side


hold sway


Synonyms for sway

to move rhythmically back and forth suspended or as if suspended from above

to move back and forth or from side to side, as if about to fall

to have an impact on in a certain way

to exercise the authority of a sovereign

the power to produce an effect by indirect means

the act of exercising controlling power or the condition of being so controlled

Synonyms for sway

controlling influence

Related Words

pitching dangerously to one side

move back and forth or sideways

move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner

win approval or support for

cause to move back and forth


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Not surprisingly, this simple geometric truth holds sway in the world of biological molecules, where intricately twisted shapes sometimes obscure the shortest path between two positions.
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Miller and Libby were old friends and, like Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and other members of the C-R-W cabal, are (or were) fellow neo-con members of the Council on Foreign Relations, the private organization that holds sway over U.
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Romantic rural idyll holds sway, and Kurland's attunement to landscape persists.
While man holds sway over the earthly and natural order, it is woman who rules the spiritual.
The phrase swap meet evokes the image of an informal, outdoor shopping bazaar where price negotiation is the norm and cash holds sway over plastic.