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swayverb

 us   /sweɪ/

sway verb (MOVE)

[I] to move slowly from side to side: The trees sway in the wind.

sway verb (PERSUADE)

[T] to persuade someone to believe or to do something: Were you swayed by her arguments?

swaynoun [U]

 us   /sweɪ/

sway noun [U] (MOVEMENT)

a slow movement from side to side: The car showed lots of sway in crosswinds.

sway noun [U] (ABILITY TO PERSUADE)

the ability to persuade: As a young musician, he fell under the sway of Louis Armstrong. Large corporations hold sway with Congress.
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