verb (used without object), grav·i·tat·ed, grav·i·tat·ing.
- graving piece,
- gravitational collapse,
- gravitational constant,
- gravitational field
Origin of gravitate
Examples from the Web for gravitate
I kind of felt at that time—because I gravitate towards these types of movies—that I have some similarities with Woody Allen.Billy Bob Thornton’s Favorite (Dysfunctional) Family Films|Billy Bob Thornton|September 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Which makes me gravitate towards a more parsimonious explanation: all economists are, definitionally, very good at college.
Whether people are on the move in their own countries or across borders, they gravitate toward big cities.
Most of their supporters might gravitate to Gingrich, giving him a fighting chance in Florida and beyond.
And gravitate toward noble entities you spy behind froggy appearances.
It is also conceivable that bodies might gravitate differently at different temperatures.
Make this small enough, and it will virtually cease to gravitate, and will unconditionally obey the impulse to recession.A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century|Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
They gravitate together, and often marry each other, and are very happy.Mystery at Geneva|Rose Macaulay
Unlike man, who is incessantly called back to earth, they seem to gravitate above.The Bird|Jules Michelet
A great genius, sun-like, compels lesser suns to gravitate with and to him; and this is subversive of originality.The Germ|Various
1640s, "exert weight, move downward," from Modern Latin gravitatus, past participle of gravitare "gravitate," from Latin gravitas "heaviness, weight" (see gravity). Meaning "To be affected by gravity" is from 1690s. Figurative use from 1670s. Related: Gravitated; gravitating. The classical Latin verb was gravare "to make heavy, burden, oppress, aggravate."