the power to bring about a result on another <under the sway of euphoria, she offered to take us all out to dinner in celebration of her new job> Related Words authority
the power to direct the thinking or behavior of others usually indirectly <outdated attitudes that still hold sway in some communities> Related Words counterinfluence
the right or means to command or control others <a time when Rome held sway over a vast empire that stretched from Britain to the Near East> Synonyms arm
, death grip
Related Words clout
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