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Date: 1200-1300
Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language

sway

1 verb
     
sway1
1 [intransitive] to move slowly from one side to another:
The trees swayed gently in the breeze.
2 [transitive] to influence someone so that they change their opinion:
Don't allow yourself to be swayed by his promises.

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