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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.]
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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
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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.
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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"
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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[ˈgrævɪteɪt] VI → gravitar
to gravitate towards (fig) (= be drawn to) → tender hacia; (= move) → dirigirse hacia
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
gravitate[ˈgrævɪteɪt] vi → graviter
to gravitate towards sb/sth (= be attracted by) → être attiré(e) par qn/qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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gravitate[ˈgrævɪˌteɪt] vi (fig) to gravitate (towards) → gravitare (verso)
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