HyperDic: sway

English > 6 senses of the word sway:
VERBmotionsway, rock, shakemove back and forth or sideways
motionsway, swingmove or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
socialsway, carry, persuadewin approval or support for
motionsway, rockcause to move back and forth
NOUNattributeswaycontrolling influence
actsway, rock, careen, tiltpitching dangerously to one side
sway > pronunciation
Soundsswey'
Rhymesairway ... Zimbabwe: 74 rhymes with wey...
English > sway: 6 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningControlling influence.
Broaderpower, powerfulnesspossession of controlling influence
Spanishdominio, influencia, influjo
Catalandomini, influència, influx, prestigi
Verbsswaymove back and forth or sideways
swaywin approval or support for
English > sway: 6 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningpitching dangerously to one side.
Synonymsrock, careen, tilt
Broaderlurch, pitch, pitchingabrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)
Catalanescorar, inclinar-se
Verbsswaymove back and forth or sideways
swaymove or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
swaycause to move back and forth
English > sway: 6 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningmove back and forth or sideways.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
ModelThe crowds sway in the streets; The streets sway with crowds
Example "the tall building swayed"
Synonymsrock, shake
Narrowernutaterock, sway, or nod
rollMove, rock, or sway from side / side to side / side
swagsway heavily or unsteadily
totterMove without being stable, as if threatening to fall
Broadermove back and forthMove in one direction and then into the opposite direction
Similar torock, swayCause to move back and forth
Spanishagitar, balancearse, mecerse, mecer, oscilar, sacudir, tambalear
Catalanagitar, decantar-se, gronxar-se, gronxar, gronxolar-se, gronxolar, inclinar-se, oscil·lar
Nounsswaypitching dangerously to one side
swaycontrolling influence
English > sway: 6 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove or walk in a swinging or swaying manner.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymswing
Narrowerbrachiateswing from one hold to the next
lashLash or flick about sharply
oscillate, vibrateMove or swing from side to side regularly
waver, weavesway to and fro
Broadermove back and forthMove in one direction and then into the opposite direction
Spanishcolumpiarse, contonearse, inclinarse
Catalancontornejar-se, culejar, engronsar-se, gronxar-se, inclinar-se
Nounsswaypitching dangerously to one side
English > sway: 6 senses > verb 3, social
Meaningwin approval or support for.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example "His speech did not sway the voters"
Synonymscarry, persuade
Broaderinfluence, act upon, workHave and exert influence or effect
Similar tocarrywin in an election
Spanishconvencer, persuadir
Catalanconvèncer, persuadir
Nounsswaycontrolling influence
English > sway: 6 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningCause to move back and forth.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "the wind swayed the trees gently"
Synonymrock
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Similar torock, sway, shakemove back and forth or sideways
Nounsswaypitching dangerously to one side

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