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Meaning of GRAVITATE

Pronunciation:  'gravi`teyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  move due to the pull of gravitation; "The stars gravitate towards each other"
  2. [v]  be attracted to; "Boys gravitate towards girls at that age"
  3. [v]  move toward; "The conversation gravitated towards politics"

GRAVITATE is a 9 letter word that starts with G.


 See Also: be, be given, incline, lean, move, run, tend



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Grav"i*tate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gravitated}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Gravitating}.] [Cf. F. graviter. See
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.

      Politicians who naturally gravitate towards the
      stronger party.                          --Macaulay.

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