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Move vs. Sway

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Moveverb

(intransitive) To change place or posture; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another.

‘A ship moves rapidly.’; ‘I was sitting on the sofa for a long time, feeling too lazy to move.’;

Swaynoun

The act of swaying; a swaying motion; a swing or sweep of a weapon.

Moveverb

(intransitive) To act; to take action; to begin to act

‘to move in a matter’; ‘Come on guys, let's move: there's work to do!’;

Swaynoun

A rocking or swinging motion.

‘The old song caused a little sway in everyone in the room.’;

Moveverb

(intransitive) To change residence, for example from one house, town, or state, to another; to go and live at another place. See also move out and move in.

‘I decided to move to the country for a more peaceful life.’; ‘They moved closer to work to cut down commuting time.’;

Swaynoun

Influence, weight, or authority that inclines to one side

‘I doubt I'll hold much sway with someone so powerful.’;

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Moveverb

To change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game.

‘The rook moved from a8 to a6.’; ‘My opponent's counter was moving much quicker round the board than mine.’;

Swaynoun

Preponderance; turn or cast of balance.

Moveverb

To cause to change place or posture in any manner; to set in motion; to carry, convey, draw, or push from one place to another

‘The waves moved the boat up and down.’; ‘The horse moves a carriage.’;

Swaynoun

Rule; dominion; control; power.

Moveverb

To transfer (a piece or man) from one space or position to another, according to the rules of the game

‘She moved the queen closer to the centre of the board.’;

Swaynoun

A switch or rod used by thatchers to bind their work.

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Moveverb

(transitive) To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence.

‘This song moves me to dance.’;

Swaynoun

The maximum amplitude of a vehicle's lateral motion.

Moveverb

(transitive) To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion, to excite (for example, an emotion).

‘That book really moved me.’;

Swayverb

To move or swing from side to side; or backward and forward; to rock.

‘sway to the music;’; ‘The trees swayed in the breeze.’;

Moveverb

To propose; to recommend; specifically, to propose formally for consideration and determination, in a deliberative assembly; to submit

‘I move to repeal the rule regarding obligatory school uniform.’;

Swayverb

To move or wield with the hand; to swing; to wield.

‘to sway the sceptre’;

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Moveverb

To mention; to raise (a question); to suggest (a course of action); to lodge (a complaint).

Swayverb

To influence or direct by power, authority, persuasion, or by moral force; to rule; to govern; to guide. Compare persuade.

‘Do you think you can sway their decision?’;

Moveverb

To incite, urge (someone to do something); to solicit (someone for or of an issue); to make a proposal to.

Swayverb

To cause to incline or swing to one side, or backward and forward; to bias; to turn; to bend; warp.

‘reeds swayed by the wind;’; ‘judgment swayed by passion’;

Moveverb

To apply to, as for aid.

Swayverb

(nautical) To hoist (a mast or yard) into position.

‘to sway up the yards’;

Moveverb

To request an action from the court.

‘An attorney moved the court to issue a restraining order.’; ‘The district attorney moved for a non-suit.’;

Swayverb

To be drawn to one side by weight or influence; to lean; to incline.

Moveverb

To bow or salute upon meeting.

Swayverb

To have weight or influence.

Movenoun

The act of moving; a movement.

‘A slight move of the tiller, and the boat will go off course.’;

Swayverb

To bear sway; to rule; to govern.

Movenoun

An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose.

‘He made another move towards becoming a naturalized citizen.’;

Swayverb

To move or wield with the hand; to swing; to wield; as, to sway the scepter.

‘As sparkles from the anvil rise,When heavy hammers on the wedge are swayed.’;

Movenoun

A formalized or practiced action used in athletics, dance, physical exercise, self-defense, hand-to-hand combat, etc.

‘She always gets spontaneous applause for that one move.’; ‘He can win a match with that one move.’;

Swayverb

To influence or direct by power and authority; by persuasion, or by moral force; to rule; to govern; to guide.

‘The will of man is by his reason swayed.’; ‘She could not sway her house.’; ‘This was the raceTo sway the world, and land and sea subdue.’;

Movenoun

The event of changing one's residence.

‘The move into my fiancé's house took two long days.’; ‘They were pleased about their move to the country.’;

Swayverb

To cause to incline or swing to one side, or backward and forward; to bias; to turn; to bend; warp; as, reeds swayed by wind; judgment swayed by passion.

‘As bowls run true by being madeOn purpose false, and to be swayed.’; ‘Let not temporal and little advantages sway you against a more durable interest.’;

Movenoun

A change in strategy.

‘I am worried about our boss's move.’; ‘It was a smart move to bring on a tall striker to play against the smaller defenders.’;

Swayverb

To hoist; as, to sway up the yards.

Movenoun

A transfer, a change from one employer to another.

Swayverb

To be drawn to one side by weight or influence; to lean; to incline.

‘The balance sways on our part.’;

Movenoun

(board games) The act of moving a token on a gameboard from one position to another according to the rules of the game.

‘The best move of the game was when he sacrificed his rook in order to gain better possession.’; ‘It's your move! Roll the dice!’; ‘If you roll a six, you can make two moves.’;

Swayverb

To move or swing from side to side; or backward and forward.

Moveverb

To cause to change place or posture in any manner; to set in motion; to carry, convey, draw, or push from one place to another; to impel; to stir; as, the wind moves a vessel; the horse moves a carriage.

Swayverb

To have weight or influence.

‘The example of sundry churches . . . doth sway much.’;

Moveverb

To transfer (a piece or man) from one space or position to another on a playing board, according to the rules of the game; as, to move a king.

Swayverb

To bear sway; to rule; to govern.

‘Hadst thou swayed as kings should do.’;

Moveverb

To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence.

‘Minds desirous of revenge were not moved with gold.’; ‘No female arts his mind could move.’;

Swaynoun

The act of swaying; a swaying motion; the swing or sweep of a weapon.

‘With huge two-handed sway brandished aloft.’;

Moveverb

To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch pathetically; to excite, as an emotion.

‘When he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them.’; ‘[The use of images] in orations and poetry is to move pity or terror.’;

Swaynoun

Influence, weight, or authority that inclines to one side; as, the sway of desires.

Moveverb

To propose; to recommend; specifically, to propose formally for consideration and determination, in a deliberative assembly; to submit, as a resolution to be adopted; as, to move to adjourn.

‘Let me but move one question to your daughter.’; ‘They are to be blamed alike who move and who decline war upon particular respects.’;

Swaynoun

Preponderance; turn or cast of balance.

‘ExpertWhen to advance, or stand, or turn the swayOf battle.’;

Moveverb

To apply to, as for aid.

Swaynoun

Rule; dominion; control.

‘When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway,The post of honor is a private station.’;

Moveverb

To change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another; as, a ship moves rapidly.

‘The foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.’; ‘On the green bank I sat and listened long, . . . Nor till her lay was ended could I move.’;

Swaynoun

A switch or rod used by thatchers to bind their work.

Moveverb

To act; to take action; to stir; to begin to act; as, to move in a matter.

Swaynoun

controlling influence

Moveverb

To change residence; to remove, as from one house, town, or state, to another.

Swaynoun

pitching dangerously to one side

Moveverb

To change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game.

Swayverb

move back and forth or sideways;

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

Movenoun

The act of moving; a movement.

Swayverb

move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner;

‘He swung back’;

Movenoun

The act of moving one of the pieces, from one position to another, in the progress of the game; also, the opportunity or obligation to so move a piece; one's turn; as, you can only borrow from the bank in Monopoly when it's your move.

Swayverb

win approval or support for;

‘Carry all before one’; ‘His speech did not sway the voters’;

Movenoun

An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose.

Swayverb

cause to move back and forth;

‘rock the cradle’; ‘rock the baby’; ‘the wind swayed the trees gently’;

Movenoun

the act of deciding to do something;

‘he didn't make a move to help’; ‘his first move was to hire a lawyer’;

Movenoun

the act of changing your residence or place of business;

‘they say that three moves equal one fire’;

Movenoun

a change of position that does not entail a change of location;

‘the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise’; ‘movement is a sign of life’; ‘an impatient move of his hand’; ‘gastrointestinal motility’;

Movenoun

the act of changing location from one place to another;

‘police controlled the motion of the crowd’; ‘the movement of people from the farms to the cities’; ‘his move put him directly in my path’;

Movenoun

(game) a player's turn to move a piece or take some other permitted action

Moveverb

change location; move, travel, or proceed;

‘How fast does your new car go?’; ‘We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus’; ‘The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect’; ‘The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell’;

Moveverb

cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense;

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

Moveverb

move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion;

‘He moved his hand slightly to the right’;

Moveverb

change residence, affiliation, or place of employment;

‘We moved from Idaho to Nebraska’; ‘The basketball player moved from one team to another’;

Moveverb

follow a procedure or take a course;

‘We should go farther in this matter’; ‘She went through a lot of trouble’; ‘go about the world in a certain manner’; ‘Messages must go through diplomatic channels’;

Moveverb

be in a state of action;

‘she is always moving’;

Moveverb

go or proceed from one point to another;

‘the debate moved from family values to the economy’;

Moveverb

perform an action, or work out or perform (an action);

‘think before you act’; ‘We must move quickly’; ‘The governor should act on the new energy bill’; ‘The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel’;

Moveverb

have an emotional or cognitive impact upon;

‘This child impressed me as unusually mature’; ‘This behavior struck me as odd’;

Moveverb

give an incentive for action;

‘This moved me to sacrifice my career’;

Moveverb

arouse sympathy or compassion in;

‘Her fate moved us all’;

Moveverb

dispose of by selling;

‘The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers’;

Moveverb

progress by being changed;

‘The speech has to go through several more drafts’; ‘run through your presentation before the meeting’;

Moveverb

live one's life in a specified environment;

‘she moves in certain circles only’;

Moveverb

have a turn; make one's move in a game;

‘Can I go now?’;

Moveverb

propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting

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