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English noun: sway

1. sway (attribute) controlling influence


Broader (hypernym)power, powerfulness

2. sway (act) pitching dangerously to one side


Synonymscareen, rock, tilt


Broader (hypernym)lurch, pitch, pitching


English verb: sway

1. sway (motion) move back and forth or sideways


SamplesThe ship was rocking.
The tall building swayed.
She rocked back and forth on her feet.


ExamplesThe crowds sway in the streets, The streets sway with crowds


Synonymsrock, shake


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move back and forth


Narrower (hyponym)nutate, roll, swag, totter


Verb grouprock, sway

2. sway (motion) move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner


SamplesHe swung back.


Synonymsswing


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)move back and forth


Narrower (hyponym)brachiate, lash, oscillate, vibrate, waver, weave

3. sway (social) win approval or support for


SamplesCarry all before one.
His speech did not sway the voters.


Synonymscarry, persuade


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)act upon, influence, work


Verb groupcarry

4. sway (motion) cause to move back and forth


SamplesRock the cradle.
Rock the baby.
The wind swayed the trees gently.


Synonymsrock


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Verb grouprock, shake, sway









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