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grav·i·tate

 (grăv′ĭ-tāt′)
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.
3.
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.]

grav′i·tat′er n.
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gravitate

(ˈɡrævɪˌteɪt)
vb (intr)
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
ˈgraviˌtater n
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grav•i•tate

(ˈgræv ɪˌteɪt)

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.
[1635–45; < New Latin gravitātus. See gravity, -ate1]
grav′i•tat`er, n.
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gravitate


Past participle: gravitated
Gerund: gravitating

Imperative
gravitate
gravitate
Present
I gravitate
you gravitate
he/she/it gravitates
we gravitate
you gravitate
they gravitate
Preterite
I gravitated
you gravitated
he/she/it gravitated
we gravitated
you gravitated
they gravitated
Present Continuous
I am gravitating
you are gravitating
he/she/it is gravitating
we are gravitating
you are gravitating
they are gravitating
Present Perfect
I have gravitated
you have gravitated
he/she/it has gravitated
we have gravitated
you have gravitated
they have gravitated
Past Continuous
I was gravitating
you were gravitating
he/she/it was gravitating
we were gravitating
you were gravitating
they were gravitating
Past Perfect
I had gravitated
you had gravitated
he/she/it had gravitated
we had gravitated
you had gravitated
they had gravitated
Future
I will gravitate
you will gravitate
he/she/it will gravitate
we will gravitate
you will gravitate
they will gravitate
Future Perfect
I will have gravitated
you will have gravitated
he/she/it will have gravitated
we will have gravitated
you will have gravitated
they will have gravitated
Future Continuous
I will be gravitating
you will be gravitating
he/she/it will be gravitating
we will be gravitating
you will be gravitating
they will be gravitating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gravitating
you have been gravitating
he/she/it has been gravitating
we have been gravitating
you have been gravitating
they have been gravitating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gravitating
you will have been gravitating
he/she/it will have been gravitating
we will have been gravitating
you will have been gravitating
they will have been gravitating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gravitating
you had been gravitating
he/she/it had been gravitating
we had been gravitating
you had been gravitating
they had been gravitating
Conditional
I would gravitate
you would gravitate
he/she/it would gravitate
we would gravitate
you would gravitate
they would gravitate
Past Conditional
I would have gravitated
you would have gravitated
he/she/it would have gravitated
we would have gravitated
you would have gravitated
they would have gravitated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.gravitate - move toward; "The conversation gravitated towards politics"
be given, incline, tend, lean, run - have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence"
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"
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gravitate

verb (with to or towards) be drawn, move, tend, lean, be pulled, incline, be attracted, be influenced Traditionally young Asians in Britain have gravitated towards medicine, law and engineering.
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gravitate

verb
To fall or drift down to the bottom:
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Translations

gravitate

[ˈgrævɪteɪt] VIgravitar
to gravitate towards (fig) (= be drawn to) → tender hacia; (= move) → dirigirse hacia
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gravitate

[ˈgrævɪteɪt] vigraviter
to gravitate towards sb/sth (= be attracted by) → être attiré(e) par qn/qch
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gravitate

vi (lit)gravitieren (form)(to(wards) zu, auf +acc), → angezogen werden (to(wards) von); (fig)hingezogen werden (to(wards) zu), angezogen werden (to(wards) von)
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gravitate

[ˈgrævɪˌteɪt] vi (fig) to gravitate (towards)gravitare (verso)
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References in classic literature ?
"It is the same, more or less, with all European countries, but the Saxon temperament, with its mixture of philosophy and philistinism, more than any other, gravitates towards the life mechanical.
It ended with the double hypothesis: either the attraction of the moon would draw it to herself, and the travelers thus attain their end; or that the projectile, held in one immutable orbit, would gravitate around the lunar disc to all eternity.
But no one was there who could assist him, not even Malicorne; who, a little uneasy at finding himself in the presence of so many persons of good birth, and not a little discouraged by Montalais's bantering glances, had described a circle, and by degrees succeeded in getting a few paces from the prince, behind the group of maids of honor, and nearly within reach of Mademoiselle Aure's voice, she being the planet around which he, as her attendant satellite, seemed constrained to gravitate. As he recovered his self-possession, Raoul fancied he recognized voices on his right hand that were familiar to him, and he perceived De Wardes, De Guiche, and the Chevalier de Lorraine, conversing together.
They won't be there today, of course!" At this moment he noticed that he was close to their house; he had felt that he must gravitate to this spot eventually, and, with a beating heart, he mounted the verandah steps.