sway toward (something)

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sway toward (something)

1. To incline, bend, or veer toward someone or something or in some particular direction. The huge tree swayed toward the house in the gale force winds. I watched the car ahead of me sway toward the curb.
2. To become inclined to do something, especially as a change or in contrast to a previous decision or inclination. Typically followed by a continuous verb. We are swaying toward withdrawing our company from the summit. He briefly swayed toward moving back home with his parents to save some money, but he decided in the end that he couldn't bear to do it.
3. To become inclined to adopt, embrace, or decide on something. Public opinion has swayed toward the controversial figure in recent months. I'm still not sure where I want to go for my vacation, but I am swaying toward Hawaii.
4. To convince, persuade, or influence someone to do something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "sway" and "to." Typically followed by a continuous verb. Against all odds, she somehow managed to sway the board toward accepting her proposal. I'll try to sway the district attorney toward dropping the charges.
5. To convince, persuade, or influence someone to adopt, embrace some position. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "sway" and "to." No amount of flattery is going to sway my father toward your side on this issue. There are some people whom you'll never sway toward the truth. They are just too committed to their worldview to allow it to be challenged.
See also: sway, toward
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SO THE odds are supposedly swaying towards Rafa Benitez finding a way to stay in the employ of the king of handcuffs Mike Ashley.
Grassroots sentiment is swaying towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
And Irma started swaying towards Tampa Bay on the west coast of Florida, instead of Miami in the East.
attitudes are swaying towards a more security-agnostic healthcare workplace,
This season many designers are swaying towards greens and blues in an assortment of hues.
cst Davies (left) was swaying towards a move to Anfield and the chance of Champions League football.
Mourinho was already swaying towards recalling Courtois and has told friends he is determined to bring him back.
As you might have guessed, I'm expecting this to be a tight affair and I'm swaying towards Kerry HT/ Dublin FT at 4/1.
"My contract was running out, but if you'd have pushed me I'd have said my mind was swaying towards staying on at Everton.
The horse which I'd be swaying towards is Chicago Grey who is trained in Ireland by Elliott.
I said I was swaying towards the Neptune but my gut feeling is, if it's soft ground, he'll almost certainly run in the Supreme.
We have a lot of miles to travel." I countered, "Don't worry, I'll just go for a walk." A little over a mile from camp, I began to cow call and then heard trees snapping along with the great sound of "uurrugh." A bull moose was swaying towards me, demolishing everything in his path.