Synonyms for Sway:
n.bounce, flutter. toing and froing, wiggle, roll, quiver. woo, convert, sweeten up, target, reason with, get in with. •authority (noun)
commission, faculty, enfranchisement, credential, prerogative, kingship, primacy, purview, entitlement, stature, precedence, rank, powerfulness, potency, superiority, steam, office, strength, mightiness, mandate, right, sovereignty, jurisdiction, privilege, prestige, charge, cogency, domination, punch, license, title, puissance, authority, Prepotency, might, force, mastery, birthright, empowerment, seniority, clout.
undulation, oscillation, wavering, swinging, wave, vibration.
pull, predominance, motivation, importance.
•strong influence (noun)
control, government, jurisdiction, reign, command, dominion, might, authority, mastery, clout, rule, sovereignty, power, predominance.
nod, carry, shake, swing, rock, shift, persuade, careen, wobble, tilt.
charm, cajole, seduce, urge, implore.
direct, coordinate, govern, manage, dominate.
droop, drape, nod, swing, loll, sag, hang, dangle, Draggle, trail.
command, empower, influence, predominate, bias, control, master, affect, lead, authorize, prejudice, pressure, motivate, power.
•influence, affect (verb)
direct, carry, induce, persuade, govern, manage, dominate, bias, win over, sell.
•move back and forth (verb)
fluctuate, pulsate, swing, vibrate, stagger, wave, roll, wobble, rock, undulate, careen, oscillate.
librate, radiate, alternate, throb, beat, teeter-totter, rock, undulate, wag, vibrate, pulsate, oscillate, tremble, vacillate, totter, wobble, stagger, seesaw, bob, tick, fluctuate, pulse.
allure, indoctrinate, coax, persuade, induce, sell, win over, enlist, tempt, entice, convince.
vibration, wiggle, dominion. oscillation, toing and froing, bounce. convert, roll. target. •fluctuation
teeter-totter, wiggle, librate.
•Other relevant words:
flutter, swinging, oscillation, quiver, carry, toing and froing, wavering, shake, roll, vibration, wiggle, undulation, wave, convert, jurisdiction, careen, shift, dominion, tilt.
Usage examples for sway
It is all so bare and prosaic; the flat stones lie upon the graves as if there was a fear lest, if not held down in such brutal fashion, the wretched dead would rise and return to a world where there is no longer any place for them, and where interests hold sway in which they have no part. – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin