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  • nounstrong influence
  • verbmove back and forth
  • verbinfluence, affect

synonyms for sway

  • clout
  • amplitude
  • authority
  • command
  • control
  • dominion
  • empire
  • expanse
  • government
  • jurisdiction
  • mastery
  • might
  • power
  • predominance
  • range
  • reach
  • regime
  • reign
  • rule
  • run
  • scope
  • sovereignty
  • spread
  • stretch
  • sweep
See also synonyms for: swayed / swaying
  • wobble
  • lean
  • bend
  • waver
  • swing
  • swagger
  • incline
  • pulsate
  • undulate
  • lurch
  • vibrate
  • wave
  • stagger
  • careen
  • rock
  • weave
  • fluctuate
  • roll
  • oscillate
  • blow hot and cold
  • hem and haw
  • yo-yo
  • pendulate
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antonyms for sway

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  • inability
  • inefficiency
  • powerlessness
  • weakness
  • leave alone
  • steady
  • stay
  • hold
  • remain
  • stabilize
  • straighten
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How to use sway in a sentence

Doomsday messaging may be accurate with regards to the gravity of the problem at hand, but it holds little sway over a public wracked by empathy burnout.
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I stayed at their Catskills East location and woke up each morning to the sway of century-old trees.
AFTER EIGHT WEEKS CRAMPED INSIDE AN APARTMENT, I ESCAPED TO THE CATSKILLSCHARLI PENNOCTOBER 15, 2020ESSENCE.COM
The hearing gave the clearest indication yet of both parties' best arguments in the matter and of which positions seem most likely to hold sway with Rogers as the case heads toward a full trial.
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These kinds of rules are in place to protect the governing process from improper political influence and elections from the sway of powerful actors.
THE GOP CONVENTION VIOLATED PLENTY OF NORMS, BUT DID IT UNDERMINE DEMOCRATIC VALUES?JULIA AZARISEPTEMBER 1, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Physicists have never proposed that the law of gravity, the increase in entropy, or the various electromagnetic “rules” that hold sway among subatomic particles should be consulted as a source of ethical good.
JUST BECAUSE IT’S NATURAL DOESN’T MEAN IT’S GOOD - ISSUE 89: THE DARK SIDEDAVID P. BARASHAUGUST 19, 2020NAUTILUS
Its outcome will determine the makeup not only of the Board of Supervisors, but to a large extent the governing body that oversees SANDAG, the region’s planning agency, which has significant sway over housing and transit policy.
ONE RACE COULD MAKE OR BREAK PLANS TO OVERHAUL THE REGION’S TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMJESSE MARXAUGUST 13, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
As Baumeister noted, he thought he’d find areas of life where the negativity bias doesn’t hold sway, but he didn’t.
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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
He rules with a gentler sway than many who are accustomed to other methods of command would believe possible.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
His brain—the part where human reasoning holds normal sway—was dominated by the purely primitive instinct of flight.
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WORDS RELATED TO SWAY

  • act on
  • alter
  • change
  • disturb
  • impinge
  • impress
  • induce
  • influence
  • inspire
  • interest
  • involve
  • modify
  • move
  • overcome
  • perturb
  • prevail
  • regard
  • relate
  • stir
  • sway
  • touch
  • transform
  • upset
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