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gravitate

[ grav-i-teyt ]
/ 藞gr忙v 瑟藢te瑟t /
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verb (used without object), grav路i路tat路ed, grav路i路tat路ing.
to move or tend to move under the influence of gravitational force.
to tend toward the lowest level; sink; fall.
to have a natural tendency or be strongly attracted (usually followed by to or toward): Musicians gravitate toward one another.
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Origin of gravitate

First recorded in 1635鈥45; from New Latin gravit膩tus (past participle of gravit膩re 鈥渢o obey the laws of gravitation,鈥 coined by Sir Isaac Newton); see gravity, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM gravitate

grav路i路tat路er, nounsu路per路grav路i路tate, verb (used without object), su路per路grav路i路tat路ed, su路per路grav路i路tat路ing.un路grav路i路tat路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gravitate

gravitate
/ (藞伞r忙v瑟藢te瑟t) /

verb (intr)
physics to move under the influence of gravity
(usually foll by to or towards) to be influenced or drawn, as by strong impulses
to sink or settle

Derived forms of gravitate

gravitater, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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