Synonyms of sway


1. sway, power, powerfulness

usage: controlling influence

2. rock, careen, sway, tilt, lurch, pitch, pitching

usage: pitching dangerously to one side


1. rock, sway, shake, move back and forth

usage: move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet"

2. swing, sway, move back and forth

usage: move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back"

3. carry, persuade, sway, influence, act upon, work

usage: win approval or support for; "Carry all before one"; "His speech did not sway the voters"

4. rock, sway, move, displace

usage: cause to move back and forth; "rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently"

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Definition and meaning of sway (Dictionary)