rock, careen, sway, tilt(verb)
pitching dangerously to one side
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"
move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
"He swung back"
carry, persuade, sway(verb)
win approval or support for
"Carry all before one"; "His speech did not sway the voters"
cause to move back and forth
"rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently"
The act of swaying; a swaying motion; a swing or sweep of a weapon.
A rocking or swinging motion.
The old song caused a little sway in everyone in the room.
Influence, weight, or authority that inclines to one side; as, the sway of desires.
I doubt I'll hold much sway with someone so powerful.
Preponderance; turn or cast of balance.
Rule; dominion; control.
A switch or rod used by thatchers to bind their work.
The maximum amplitude of a vehicle's lateral motion
To move or swing from side to side; or backward and forward; to rock.
To move or wield with the hand; to swing; to wield; as, to sway the scepter.
To influence or direct by power, authority, persuasion, or by moral force; to rule; to govern; to guide. Compare persuade
Do you think you can sway 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 (a mast or yard) into position
to sway 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.
Origin: Earlier 'to fall, swoon', from sweyen, from sveigja 'to bend, bow', from swaigijanan (cf. East Frisian swooie 'to swing, wave', Dutch zwaaien 'id.', Low German 'to sway in the wind'), from swaig- (cf. Lithuanian svaĩgti ‘to become giddy or dizzy’, Avestan pairipairišxuaxta ‘to surround’, Sanskrit ‘he embraces, enfolds’).
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
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; as, to sway up the yards
to be drawn to one side by weight or influence; to lean; to incline
to move or swing from side to side; or backward and forward
to have weight or influence
to bear sway; to rule; to govern
the act of swaying; a swaying motion; the swing or sweep of a weapon
influence, weight, or authority that inclines to one side; as, the sway of desires
preponderance; turn or cast of balance
rule; dominion; control
a switch or rod used by thatchers to bind their work
"Sway" is the English version of "¿Quién será?", a 1953 mambo song by Mexican composer and bandleader Pablo Beltrán Ruiz. The most famous version is that of Dean Martin recorded in 1954. English lyrics are by Norman Gimbel. Since then the song has been recorded and remixed by many artists.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
swā, v.t. to swing or wield with the hand: to incline to one side: to influence by power or moral force: to govern: to hoist, raise.—v.i. to incline to one side: to govern: to have weight or influence.—n. the sweep of a weapon: that which moves with power: preponderance: power in governing: influence or authority inclining to one side: a thatcher's binding-switch.—adj. Swayed (Shak.), bent down and injured in the back by heavy burdens—said of a horse. [Prob. Scand., as Ice. sveigja, Dan. svaie, to sway; akin to swing.]
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The numerical value of SWAY in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of SWAY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I like where Labour is going, so that would sway me.
To sway an audience, you must watch them as you speak.
You clearly have a much weaker Britain whose sway in European capitals is lessened by the vote.
A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.
Right now is a time of a certain sway in public opinion, a certain ambiguity (regarding the EU).
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- schwingen, beherrschen, schwenken, schwanken, schaukeln, sich wiegen, beeinflussenGerman
- balancear, balanceoSpanish
- vaikuttaa, vaikutusvalta, huojuminen, heiluminen, kallistua, heilua, huojunta, heilunta, huojua, hallita, heiluttaaFinnish
- sveiggja, sveiggjFaroese
- hintázik, ringatózik, hintázás, hullámzás, suhint, ring, lóbál, hullámzik, ringatózás, inog, imbolyog, himbálózik, befolyásHungarian
- kōngangengange, raumaewa, tītahatahaMāori
- whakapakepake, koiriMalay
- svai, svinge, svaieNorwegian
- rządzić, władza, trząśćPolish
- власть, качание, качаться, качатьRussian
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