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sway

zelfstandig naamwoord

1 sway

Controlling influence.

Roget 175: influence; importance etc. 642; weight, pressure, preponderance, prevalence, sway; predominance, predominancy; ascendency; dominance, reign; ... meer laten zien

Roget 737a: government, legal authority, soveriegn, sovereign authority; authority etc. 737; master etc. 745; direction etc. 693.    [nations] ... meer laten zien

Roget 157: power; potency, potentiality; jiva; puissance, might, force, energy etc. 171; dint; right hand, right arm; ... meer laten zien



2 sway

Pitching dangerously to one side.

synoniemen: careen, rock, tilt.

Pools: wahnięcie

werkwoord

1 sway

Move back and forth or sideways:
— The tall building swayed.

synoniemen: rock, shake.

Roget 245: be curved, etc. adj.; curve, sweep, sway, swag, sag; deviate etc. 279; curl, turn; reenter.    ... meer laten zien

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... meer laten zien

Nederlands: deinen, golven, unduleren

2 sway

Move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner.

synoniem: swing.

Nederlands: heupwiegen, zwieren

3 sway

Win approval or support for:
— His speech did not sway the voters.

synoniemen: carry, persuade.

Roget 615: induce, move; draw, draw on; bring in its train, give an impulse etc. n.; to; inspire; put up to, prompt, call up; attract, ... meer laten zien

4 sway

Cause to move back and forth:
— The wind swayed the trees gently.

synoniem: rock.

Nederlands: wiegen


Moby betekeniswoordenboek: acme, administration, affect, alternate, amplitude, angle, angle off, angularity, argue into, ascend, ascendancy, authority, authorization, back and fill, bank, be-all and end-all, bear off, bear reign, bend, bias ... meer laten zien.

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