Student Thesaurus

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Entry Word: sway
Function: noun
Text: 1 the power to bring about a result on another <after the last day of school, under the sway of euphoria, I offered to take my little sister to the park> -- see EFFECT 2
2 the power to direct the thinking or behavior of others usually indirectly <outdated attitudes that still hold sway in some communities> -- see INFLUENCE 1
3 the right or means to command or control others <a time when Rome held sway over a vast empire that stretched from Britain to the Near East> -- see POWER 1