Insurance company greed: " Millions Spent to sway Democrats on Health Care"
However, facts never seem to sway pageant naysayers from their point.
You have public opinion to sway, and signs say the only way to do so is through grassroots action.
c.1300, "to go, glide, move," probably from Old Norse sveigja "to bend, swing, give way," from Proto-Germanic *swaigijanan and related to swag (v.) and swing. The sense of "swing, wave, waver" is first recorded c.1500. Related: Swayed; swaying. The noun meaning "controlling influence" (to be under the sway of) is 1510s, from a transitive sense of the verb in Dutch and other languages. The verb in this sense is recorded in English from 1590s.