verb (used without object), grav·i·tat·ed, grav·i·tat·ing.
Origin of gravitate
Examples from the Web for gravitating
They are gravitating away from more established contemporary painters like Subodh Gupta.
One has the generality of a primary law, though it is proved only by Agreement, namely, 'All gravitating bodies are inert'.Logic|Carveth Read
Plainly, this was the gravitating point—the centre of motive and motion.The War Trail|Mayne Reid
Things were gravitating towards this girl at the time of Phœbe's arrival; but nothing had as yet been finally decided upon.Phoebe, Junior|Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
We therefore turn from gravitating matter as affording no rational account of the past.The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays|J. (John) Joly
I suppose, he was full of uncertainties; but undoubtedly was gravitating towards London.The Life of John Sterling|Thomas Carlyle
British Dictionary definitions for gravitating
Word Origin and History for gravitating
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."