Definition of "sway" [sway]

  • (verb-intransitive) To swing back and forth or to and fro. See Synonyms at swing.
  • (verb-intransitive) To incline or bend to one side; veer: She swayed and put out a hand to steady herself.
  • (verb-intransitive) To incline toward change, as in opinion or feeling.
  • (verb-intransitive) To fluctuate, as in outlook.
  • (verb-transitive) To cause to swing back and forth or to and fro.

Use "sway" in a sentence

  • "Would seeing the label sway your decision in any way?"
  • "This reflects the continuing reduction in American sway in the region, and especially the "engagement" with Syria."
  • "What she wants is to maintain sway over the party by forcing Obama to accept her terms for who the VP will eventually be (such as "don't choose a woman or my supporters will be pissed.")"

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