Definition of Gravitate

1. Verb. Move toward. "The conversation gravitated towards politics"

Generic synonyms: Be Given, Incline, Lean, Run, Tend
Derivative terms: Gravitation



2. Verb. Be attracted to. "Boys gravitate towards girls at that age"
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Gravitation

3. Verb. Move due to the pull of gravitation. "The stars gravitate towards each other"
Generic synonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Gravitation, Gravitation, Gravitative, Gravity

Definition of Gravitate

1. v. i. To obey the law of gravitation; to exert a force Or pressure, or tend to move, under the influence of gravitation; to tend in any direction or toward any object.

Definition of Gravitate

1. Verb. (intransitive) To move under the force of gravity. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) To tend or drift towards someone or something, as though being pulled by gravity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gravitate

1. [v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES]

Medical Definition of Gravitate

1. To obey the law of gravitation; to exert a force Or pressure, or tend to move, under the influence of gravitation; to tend in any direction or toward any object. "Why does this apple fall to the ground? Because all bodies gravitate toward each other." (Sir W. Hamilton) "Politicians who naturally gravitate towards the stronger party." (Macaulay) Origin: Cf. F. Graviter. See Gravity. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gravitate

graving
graving dock
graving tool
gravings
graviperception
graviphoton
graviphotons
graviportal
gravireaction
gravireceptors
graviscalar
graviscalars
gravitactic
gravitas
gravitases
gravitate (current term)
gravitated
gravitates
gravitating
gravitation
gravitation abscess
gravitation wave
gravitational
gravitational attraction
gravitational collapse
gravitational constant
gravitational convection
gravitational field
gravitational fields

Literary usage of Gravitate

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1. Mars as the Abode of Life by Percival Lowell (1908)
"Kcs gravitate together, Strewn thus about the scene of the encounter, the generating . rii • iiii heat pieces or the disrupted sun would begin to gravitate ..."

2. From Manassas to Appomattox: Memoirs of the Civil War in America by James Longstreet (1908)
"Centres of Activity gravitate towards Orange and Culpeper Counties— Pope's Unsoldierly Preliminary Orders—Jackson's and Pope's Encounter at Slaughter ..."

3. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"2. shaky, quivery, quavery (тате), trembly (rare); spec, tottery. trend, vi tend (rare of persons), gravitate (formal or learned), set, drift, strike (rare ..."

4. The Philosophical Grammar: Being a View of the Present State of Experimented by Benjamin Martin (1735)
"... to their different Quantity of Matter contained in them, as I faid before. A. What, Sir, do you fay that Bodies gravitate towards one another ? ..."

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