Synonyms of hold sway
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prevailDictionary • Here, a completely different approach seems to hold sway.
rule • A ferocious form of anarchy ruled here.
predominate • a society where Islamic principles predominate
reign • A relative calm reigned over the city.
be in power
have the greatest influence
be most powerful
have the ascendancy
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predominateWhen a feature or quality predominates, it is the most important or noticeable one in a situation.
• a society where Islamic principles predominate
reignIf you say, for example, that silence reigns in a place or confusion reigns in a situation, you mean that the place is silent or the situation is confused.
• A relative calm reigned over the city.
• A ferocious form of anarchy ruled here.
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