oversway

transitive verb

Definition of oversway

  1. 1a :  to hold sway over :  rule over :  dominate b obsolete :  to have the upper hand over :  prevail over

  2. 2 :  to induce to change over (as in a matter of opinion) :  prevail upon

  3. 3 obsolete :  to sway or swing over :  cause to incline or overturn

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