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.
- grav·i·tat·er, noun
- su·per·grav·i·tate, verb (used without object), su·per·grav·i·tat·ed, su·per·grav·i·tat·ing.
- un·grav·i·tat·ing, adjective
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How to use gravitate in a sentence
Walters had gravitated during law school to apply to firms because she was worried about paying off student loans.Most popular course ever at Georgetown Law? How to fight for justice. | Susan Svrluga | November 6, 2020 | Washington Post
Younger folks are driving the trend, gravitating toward smaller camper vans and vehicles under 30 feet long.The best winter road trips for RVs, from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to the Florida Keys | Heather Balogh Rochfort | October 29, 2020 | Washington Post
It helps that when consumers are worried about the health of themselves and their families, they gravitate toward brands they know.Procter & Gamble shows that increasing spending during a recession is worth it | Geoffrey Colvin | October 20, 2020 | Fortune
Over time, many of these startups gravitate toward a setup where the bulk of R&D remains in Europe, but all the executives, the go-to market teams, and the CEO become based there.Spotify proves it: Europe can grow its own tech giants | matthewheimer | October 1, 2020 | Fortune
I suspect there are two reasons athletes originally have gravitated to gaiters.What You Need to Know About Wearing a Face Mask Outside | Joe Lindsey | September 30, 2020 | Outside Online
They are gravitating away from more established contemporary painters like Subodh Gupta.
But even knowing that, the public is quickly gravitating toward interactive social networks and devices like Twitter.
A further decline in American influence in the Gulf will automatically lead to oil-rich Arab states gravitating towards Tehran.
One may say a gravitating solar system is already prophesied in the nature of Newton's mind.Essays, First Series | Ralph Waldo Emerson
During this time he was slowly gravitating towards the life of a student of science.
The world came to admire the two splendid stars gently gravitating towards each other in the musical firmament of the Opera House.Artists' Wives | Alphonse Daudet
She found herself naturally gravitating over to see Beatrice.The Gorgeous Girl | Nalbro Bartley
Universal equilibrium of gravitating particles would have been indestructible by internal causes.The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays | J. (John) Joly
British Dictionary definitions for gravitate
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
- gravitater, noun
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