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sway

[ swey ]
/ sweɪ /
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verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
noun
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Origin of sway

1300–50; (verb) Middle English sweyen <Old Norse sveigja “to bend, sway” (transitive); (noun) Middle English, derivative of the verb

synonym study for sway

1. See swing1.

OTHER WORDS FROM sway

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British Dictionary definitions for sway

sway
/ (sweɪ) /

verb
noun

Derived forms of sway

swayable, adjectiveswayer, nounswayful, adjective

Word Origin for sway

C16: probably from Old Norse sveigja to bend; related to Dutch zwaaien, Low German swājen
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Other Idioms and Phrases with sway

sway

see hold sway.

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