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English definition of “sway”

sway

verb
 
 
/sweɪ/
MOVE [I] to move slowly from one side to the other: The trees swayed gently in the wind.Shaking, swinging and vibrating
PERSUADE [T] to persuade someone to change their opinion or decision: I think I was swayed by what James said.Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
(Definition of sway from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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