When people or things sway, they lean or swing slowly from one side to the other.
e.g. The people swayed back and forth with arms linked...
e.g. The whole boat swayed and tipped.
If you are swayed by someone or something, you are influenced by them.
e.g. Dont ever be swayed by fashion.
e.g. ...last minute efforts by the main political parties to sway the voters in tomorrows local elections.
If someone or something holds sway, they have great power or influence over a particular place or activity.
e.g. South of the Usk, a completely different approach seems to hold sway...
e.g. The families are the basic units, each holding sway over a recognised territory.
If you are under the sway of someone or something, they have great influence over you.
e.g. How mothers keep daughters under their sway is the subject of the next five sections.
正在接下来的 5 节将研商母亲奈何管教女儿。