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sway

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sway

  1. 1 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 Synonyms of sway impact, influence, mark, repercussion, effectWords Related to sway authority, clout, prestige, pull, weight; command, domination, dominion, mastery; consequence, importance, significance; sovereignty (also sovranty), supremacyNear Antonyms of sway helplessness, impotence, impotency, powerlessness, weakness

  2. 2 the power to direct the thinking or behavior of others usually indirectly outdated attitudes that still hold sway in some communities Synonyms of sway authority, clout, credit, heft, in, juice [slang], leverage, pull, influence, weightWords Related to sway counterinfluence; command, dominance, dominion, mastery, predominance, reign, scepter, sovereignty (also sovranty), supremacy; consequence, eminence, importance, moment; impact, impress, impression, imprint, markNear Antonyms of sway helplessness, impotence, impotency, powerlessness, weakness

  3. 3 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 of sway arm, authority, clutch, command, control, death grip, dominion, grip, hold, mastery, reign, rein(s), powerWords Related to sway clout, influence, leverage, pull, voice, weight; jurisdiction; direction, management; dominance, imperium, predominance, sovereignty (also sovranty), supremacy; prerogative, privilege, right; eminence, importance, momentNear Antonyms of sway helplessness, weaknessAntonyms of sway impotence, impotency, powerlessness


sway

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sway

  1. 1 to act upon (a person or a person's feelings) so as to cause a response how can you not be swayed by that precious kitten, meowing as if to say, “Please take me home with you?” Synonyms of sway impact, impress, influence, move, reach, strike, affect, tell (on), touchWords Related to sway carry away, dazzle, enrapture, entrance, enthrall (or enthral), ravish, transport; bias, color; inspire, stir; engage, interest, involve, penetrate, pierce; afflict, agitate, bother, concern, discomfort, discompose, disquiet, distress, disturb, fluster, harass, harry, perturb, pester, plague, smite, strain, stress, trouble, try, upset, worry, wring; allure, attract, bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, fascinateNear Antonyms of sway bore, jade, pall, tire, weary; underwhelm

  2. 2 to make a series of unsteady side-to-side motions the way the ski lift was swaying in the wind made me nervous Synonyms of sway careen, lurch, pitch, roll, seesaw, rock, toss, wobble (also wabble)Words Related to sway blunder, buck, dodder, falter, flounder, halt, hitch, hobble, jerk, jolt, reel, shake, stagger, stumble, teeter, toddle, totter, tumble, vacillate, vibrate, waddle, waver, weave; oscillate, undulate, wag, waggle

  3. 3 archaic  to exercise authority or power over an epic novel set in the days when Rome swayed the Western world Synonyms of sway boss, captain, command, control, preside (over), rule, govern [archaic]Words Related to sway conduct, direct, head, lead; administer, manage, micromanage, oversee, regulate, superintend, supervise; dictate, dominate, domineer, lord (it over), master, oppress, reign (over), tyrannize; conquer, subdue, subjugate



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