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Another word for sway

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Verb
  1. To move rhythmically back and forth suspended or as if suspended from above

      1. To move back and forth suspended or as if suspended from above.
      2. To hit at something with a sweeping motion of the arm:
      3. To move laterally or in a curve:
      1. To swing back and forth with a steady, uninterrupted rhythm.
      2. To waver, as between conflicting opinions or courses of action; vacillate:
      3. To vary between alternate extremes, usually within a definable period of time.
  2. To move back and forth or from side to side, as if about to fall

      1. To move or rotate with an uneven or rocking motion or unsteadily from side to side.
      2. To tremble or quaver:
      3. To waver or vacillate in one's opinions or feelings.
      1. To make (cloth) by interlacing the threads of the weft and the warp on a loom.
      2. To interlace (threads, for example) into cloth.
      3. To construct by interlacing or interweaving strips or strands of material:
      1. To move unsteadily back and forth:
      2. To move in a certain direction with a swaying or unsteady motion:
      3. To exhibit irresolution or indecision; vacillate:
      1. To be unable to choose between different courses of action or opinions; waver:
      2. To change between one state and another; fluctuate:
      3. To sway from one side to the other.
      1. To sway as if about to fall.
      2. To appear about to collapse:
      3. To walk unsteadily or feebly; stagger.
      1. To move or sway unsteadily or unsurely; totter.
      2. To alternate, as between opposing attitudes or positions; vacillate.
      3. To be close to or in danger of failure or ruin:
    See also:

    repetition

  3. To have an impact on in a certain way

      1. To make (someone) inclined to something in advance:
      2. To make susceptible or liable:
      3. To provide an inclination or susceptibility:
      1. A power affecting a person, thing, or course of events, especially one that operates without any direct or apparent effort:
      2. Power to sway or affect based on prestige, wealth, ability, or position:
      3. A person who exerts such power:
      1. To cause (someone) to have a certain tendency: dispose:
      2. To dispose (someone) to have a certain preference or opinion or to take a course of action:
      3. To cause to lean, slant, or slope:
      1. To put into a willing or receptive frame of mind; incline:
      2. To place or set in a particular order; arrange:
      3. To determine the course of events:
  4. To exercise the authority of a sovereign

      1. Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
      2. The duration of such power.
      3. An authoritative, prescribed direction for conduct, especially one of the regulations governing procedure in a legislative body or a regulation observed by the players in a game, sport, or contest.
      1. Exercise of sovereign power, as by a monarch.
      2. The period during which a monarch rules.
      3. Dominance or widespread influence:
      1. To make and administer the public policy and affairs of (a state, for example); exercise sovereign authority over.
      2. To control the speed or magnitude of; regulate:
      3. To control the actions or behavior of:
Noun
  1. The right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge

      1. An unsupported statement or assurance:
      2. An expression of permission or approval:
      3. The right or authority to decide:
      1. Supremacy of authority or rule as exercised by a sovereign or sovereign state.
      2. Royal rank, authority, or power.
      3. Complete independence and self-government.
      1. An exclusive right or privilege held by a person or group, especially a hereditary or official right.
      2. The exclusive right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge:
      3. Of, arising from, or exercising a prerogative.
      1. The ability or capacity to act or do something effectively:
      2. A specific capacity, faculty, or aptitude:
      3. Physical strength or force exerted or capable of being exerted:
      1. Great power or force, as of a nation or army.
      2. Physical strength:
      1. Possession of consummate skill.
      2. The status of master or ruler; control:
      3. Full command of a subject of study:
      1. The right of a court to hear a particular case, based on the scope of its authority over the type of case and the parties to the case.
      2. Authority or control:
      3. The extent of authority or control:
      1. Control or the exercise of control; sovereignty:
      2. A territory or sphere of influence or control; a realm.
      3. A self-governing nation under the nominal rule of the British monarch.
      1. Control or power over another or others.
      2. The exercise of such control or power.
      3. The fourth of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology.
      1. To exercise authoritative or dominating influence over; direct:
      2. To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
      3. To hold in restraint; check:
      1. To direct with authority; give orders to.
      2. To have control or authority over; rule:
      3. To have at one's disposal:
      1. The power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge.
      2. One that is invested with this power, especially a government or body of government officials:
      3. Power assigned to another; authorization:
    See also:

    over

  2. The power to produce an effect by indirect means

      1. To apply force to (something) so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the source of the force:
      2. To remove from a fixed position; extract:
      3. To tug at; jerk or tweak:
      1. A piece of cloth, especially a baby's diaper.
      1. A measure of the heaviness of an object:
      2. The force with which a body is attracted to Earth or another celestial body, equal to the product of the object's mass and the acceleration of gravity.
      3. A unit measure of gravitational force:
      1. The action of a lever.
      2. The mechanical advantage of a lever.
      3. Positional advantage; power to act effectively:
      1. A power affecting a person, thing, or course of events, especially one that operates without any direct or apparent effort:
      2. Power to sway or affect based on prestige, wealth, ability, or position:
      3. A person who exerts such power:
    See also:

    affect

  3. The act of exercising controlling power or the condition of being so controlled

      1. Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
      2. The duration of such power.
      3. An authoritative, prescribed direction for conduct, especially one of the regulations governing procedure in a legislative body or a regulation observed by the players in a game, sport, or contest.
      1. Exercise of sovereign power, as by a monarch.
      2. The period during which a monarch rules.
      3. Dominance or widespread influence:
      1. Possession of consummate skill.
      2. The status of master or ruler; control:
      3. Full command of a subject of study:
      1. Control or the exercise of control; sovereignty:
      2. A territory or sphere of influence or control; a realm.
      3. A self-governing nation under the nominal rule of the British monarch.
      1. Control or power over another or others.
      2. The exercise of such control or power.
      3. The fourth of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology.
      1. The condition or fact of being dominant.
      1. To exercise authoritative or dominating influence over; direct:
      2. To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
      3. To hold in restraint; check:
      1. To direct with authority; give orders to.
      2. To have control or authority over; rule:
      3. To have at one's disposal:
    See also:

    over

Another word for sway

Noun
  1. Fluctuation

  2. Authority

      1. Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
      2. The duration of such power.
      3. An authoritative, prescribed direction for conduct, especially one of the regulations governing procedure in a legislative body or a regulation observed by the players in a game, sport, or contest.
      1. The right of a court to hear a particular case, based on the scope of its authority over the type of case and the parties to the case.
      2. Authority or control:
      3. The extent of authority or control:
      1. The ability or capacity to act or do something effectively:
      2. A specific capacity, faculty, or aptitude:
      3. Physical strength or force exerted or capable of being exerted:
Verb
  1. To fluctuate

      1. To walk or conduct oneself with an insolent or arrogant air.
      2. To brag; boast.
      3. A swaggering manner of moving or behaving.
      1. To swing back and forth with a steady, uninterrupted rhythm.
      2. To waver, as between conflicting opinions or courses of action; vacillate:
      3. To vary between alternate extremes, usually within a definable period of time.
      1. To cause to assume a curved or angular shape:
      2. To bring (a bow, for example) into a state of tension by drawing on a string or line.
      3. To force to assume a different direction or shape, according to one's own purpose:
  2. To influence

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