How Do You Spell SWAY?

Correct spelling for the English word "sway" is [swˈe͡ɪ], [swˈe‍ɪ], [s_w_ˈeɪ]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of SWAY

  1. cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"; "The teenager's parents were not swayed by their daughter's arguments"

Common Misspellings for SWAY

Below is the list of 228 misspellings for the word "sway".

Usage Examples for SWAY

  1. The schooner was beginning to sway off from the shore as the tide struck her, when the gong bell in the engine- room of the steamer was heard. - "A Victorious Union SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat" by Oliver Optic
  2. During the weeks that followed the Recorder's sensation routine resumed its sway and only among those directly concerned did memory linger. - "Every Man for Himself" by Hopkins Moorhouse
  3. In the province where we hold sway there is a proverb, 'A Sololja's rival should make his will. - "A Poached Peerage" by William Magnay
  4. He thought he saw the grass sway there. - "The Lost Wagon" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  5. The danger being passed, her gentle nature again resumed its sway, and she could not understand whence came her courage of a few minutes before. - "The Invasion of France in 1814" by Émile Erckmann Alexandre Chatrian