Synonyms for sway

Synonyms for (noun) sway

Synonyms: rock, tilt, sway, careen

Definition: pitching dangerously to one side

Similar words: lurch, pitch, pitching

Definition: abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)

Usage: the pitching and tossing was quite exciting


Synonyms: sway

Definition: controlling influence

Similar words: power, powerfulness

Definition: possession of controlling influence

Usage: the deterrent power of nuclear weapons; the power of his love saved her; his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade

Synonyms for (verb) sway

Synonyms: sway, rock, shake

Definition: move back and forth or sideways

Usage: the ship was rocking; the tall building swayed; She rocked back and forth on her feet

Similar words: move back and forth

Definition: move in one direction and then into the opposite direction


Synonyms: rock, sway

Definition: cause to move back and forth

Usage: rock the cradle; rock the baby; the wind swayed the trees gently

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: sway, swing

Definition: move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner

Usage: He swung back

Similar words: move back and forth

Definition: move in one direction and then into the opposite direction


Synonyms: persuade, sway, carry

Definition: win approval or support for

Usage: Carry all before one; His speech did not sway the voters

Similar words: act upon, work, influence

Definition: have and exert influence or effect

Usage: The artist's work influenced the young painter; She worked on her friends to support the political candidate