gravitate
[ grav-i-teyt ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
Mid-17th century; from the modern Latin gravitat-, from the verb gravitare, from gravitas "weight"
Synonyms
    1.
  • drift incline lean tend approach
    2.
  • influence pull attract
Antonyms
    1.
  • repel repulse reject
    2.
  • ascend depart increase leave rise
Definition
1. to have a natural tendency toward or be strongly attracted to something
2. to move or tend to move under the influence of gravitational force
Examples
1. A) She tends to gravitate toward people who have the same interests as her. B) He could not help but gravitate to the beautiful woman across the room.
2. A) Planets naturally gravitate around stars unless something monumental forces them out of their orbits. B) Galaxies tend to gravitate around supermassive black holes, but most people prefer to forget this.
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