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Definitions of sway:

part of speech: past tense, past participle

Swayed.

part of speech: noun

The swing or sweep of a weapon; the motion of a thing moving heavily; influence; power exerted in governing; any weight or authority which inclines to one side.

part of speech: verb transitive

To cause to bend or to move backwards and forwards; as, the wind sways the trees; move with the hand; swing; as, to sway a sword; influence by power or moral force; direct; rule; as, to sway opinion.

part of speech: present participle

Swaying.

part of speech: verb

To move backwards and forwards freely in the hand; to wave or swing; to influence or direct by power or force; to hang in a heavy unsteady manner; to lean to one side; to have influence; to bear rule; to govern.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To incline to one side: to govern: to have weight or influence.

part of speech: verb transitive

To swing or wield with the hand: to incline to one side: to influence by power or moral force: to govern.

part of speech: noun

The act of leaning or swinging, or of turning from side to side; rule, dominion, or control; weight, influence, or authority that causes to lean to one side.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To incline to one side; to move or swing from side to side.

part of speech: noun

The sweep of a weapon: that which moves with power: preponderance: power in governing: influence or authority inclining to one side.

part of speech: noun

controlling influence

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