gravitate(redirected from gravitated)
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intr.v. grav·i·tat·ed, grav·i·tat·ing, grav·i·tates
1. To move in response to the force of gravity.
2. To become lower in value or amount: Prices gravitated downward in the stock market.
a. To move toward someone or something: The students gravitated toward the lunch room just before noon.
b. To be attracted toward something or someone perceived as congenial, desirable, or useful: People gravitate toward websites that share their views.
[New Latin gravitāre, gravitāt-, from Latin gravitās, heaviness; see gravity.]
1. (General Physics) physics to move under the influence of gravity
2. (usually foll by: to or towards) to be influenced or drawn, as by strong impulses
3. to sink or settle
v.i. -tat•ed, -tat•ing.
1. to move under the influence of gravitational force.
2. to tend toward the lowest level; sink.
3. to be strongly attracted: to gravitate toward one another.
Past participle: gravitated
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|Verb||1.||gravitate - move toward; "The conversation gravitated towards politics"|
|2.||gravitate - be attracted to; "Boys gravitate towards girls at that age"|
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
|3.||gravitate - move due to the pull of gravitation; "The stars gravitate towards each other"|
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"