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Meaning of “hold sway” in the English Dictionary

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hold sway

to have ​power or a very ​stronginfluence: Fundamentalist ​beliefs hold ​sway overwholedistricts, ​ensuring the ​popularity of ​religiousleaders.
(Definition of hold sway from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hold sway”
in Chinese (Simplified) 掌握权力, 有很大影响…
in Chinese (Traditional) 掌握權力, 有很大影響…
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