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English definition of “sway”

sway

verb [T] (PERSUADE)    /sweɪ/
to persuade someone to believe or do one thing rather than another: Her speech failed to sway her colleagues into supporting the plan.Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
(Definition of sway verb (PERSUADE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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