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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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If the amount of the rope swaying is small, the elevators will continue again to operate.
The authoritative sway of his opinions on poetry is both dependent on and challenged by the swaying and swerving, the semantic shiftiness, of Heaney's chosen vocabulary.
The result is a spongy, slightly swaying passage across its 375-foot length - making it a popular attraction for tourists and locals alike.
Vauxhall has developed a system that detects the onset of swaying in the early stages, and corrects it before it becomes uncontrollable.
When it detects a swaying motion, which is referred to as yawing, the towing vehicle automatically slows.
Swaying Willow will be going on shelf in Tesco this month at 3.
THE first new bridge over the Thames in London for 100 years opened to the public yesterday - only to be closed shortly afterwards because it was swaying violently.
It was swaying in the wind and we closed it while we got in touch with the bridge's engineers and city engineers to see if it was safe.
Fluid in your inner ears also tells your brain whether you're tilting, swaying, rising, or falling.
A person using fast sway movements is closer to exceeding the limit of stability than an individual swaying slowly through a similar arc.
Locomotor skills move the body from point A to point B horizontally, diagonally, and vertically (walking, running, leaping, swaying, jumping).
while tripping and swaying along, arm-in-arm, with the very people they were supposed to be angrily revolting against?
The exhausted travelers, including the women with babies strapped to their backs, stood up the entire time, swaying back and forth.
REMEMBRANCE JUST a mass of crimson poppies Swaying gently in the breeze.
The closer you approach Heller's prints, which resemble swaying seaweed, rippling silks, and Georgia O'Keeffe flowers, the more refined the images get.