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  • as insway
  • as inpreponderate
  • as incontrol
  • as indominate
  • as inhead

synonyms for hold sway over

  • dominate
  • impress
  • inspire
  • overrule
  • persuade
  • bias
  • brainwash
  • carry
  • conduct
  • control
  • crack
  • direct
  • dispose
  • get
  • govern
  • guide
  • hook
  • incline
  • induce
  • manage
  • move
  • predispose
  • reign
  • rule
  • sell
  • strike
  • touch
  • whitewash
  • impact on
  • lead by the nose
  • prevail on
  • put across
  • rule over
  • soften up
  • suck in
  • turn one's head
  • twist one's arm
  • win over
  • work on
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antonyms for hold sway over

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  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • abandon
  • fail
  • fix
  • leave
  • let go
  • lose
  • misguide
  • mislead
  • mismanage
  • miss
  • misunderstand
  • neglect
  • serve
  • submit
  • surrender
  • yield
  • leave alone
  • stay
  • steady
  • yield
  • go along
  • submit
  • neglect
  • mismanage
  • lose
  • follow
  • surrender
  • obey
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How to use hold sway over in a sentence

It is most peculiar, and when he plays that way, the most bewitching little expression comes over his face.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Most of the men leaped up, caught hold of spears or knives, and rushed out.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
All over the world the just claims of organized labor are intermingled with the underground conspiracy of social revolution.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
After we had passed over this desert, we found several garisons to defend the caravans from the violence of the Tartars.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
After relievedly giving the pistol to the nearest soldier, he stumbled quickly over to Brion and took his hand.
SENSE OF OBLIGATIONHENRY MAXWELL DEMPSEY (AKA HARRY HARRISON)
He was too drowsy to hold the thought more than a moment in his mind, much less to reflect upon it.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Solely over one man therein thou hast quite absolute control.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
The president sat in a chair which came over with the pilgrims in their ship, the Mayflower.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
Vicars' wives had come and gone, but all had submitted, some after a brief struggle, to old Mrs. Wurzel's sway.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
When we were mounted Mac leaned over and muttered an admonitory word for Piegan's ear alone.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
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WORDS RELATED TO HOLD SWAY OVER

  • administer
  • administrate
  • advise
  • be in saddle
  • boss
  • bully
  • call
  • call the signals
  • command
  • conduct
  • deal with
  • direct
  • discipline
  • dominate
  • domineer
  • govern
  • guide
  • handle
  • head
  • head up
  • hold purse strings
  • hold sway over
  • hold the reins
  • instruct
  • lead
  • manage
  • manipulate
  • overlook
  • oversee
  • pilot
  • predominate
  • quarterback
  • regiment
  • regulate
  • reign over
  • rule
  • run
  • run the show
  • run things
  • steer
  • subject
  • subjugate
  • superintend
  • supervise
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