American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To move in response to the force of gravity.
- v. To move downward.
- v. To be attracted by or as if by an irresistible force: "My excuse must be that all Celts gravitate towards each other” ( Oscar Wilde).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To be affected by gravitation; yield to the force of gravity; tend toward the lowest level attainable, as a rock loosened from a mountain.
- Hence To be strongly attracted; have a natural tendency toward a certain point or object.
- To allow to fall or move downward under the action of gravitation; manipulate (as gravel, in diamond-mining) so that the heavier portions sink to the bottom.
- v. intransitive To move under the force of gravity.
- v. intransitive (figuratively) To tend or drift towards someone or something, as though being pulled by gravity.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. 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.
- v. move toward
- v. move due to the pull of gravitation
- v. be attracted to
- New Latin gravitāre, gravitāt-, from Latin gravitās, heaviness; see gravity. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“She is the one person in the family that people just kind of gravitate to ...”
“That's just what people kind of gravitate towards.”
“Then you have got Mitt Romney, who is sitting out there, who the social conservatives kind of gravitate towards, so the mix in the Republican primary is going to be very different than for Hillary.”
“I think quilts can tell a story and I seem to kind of gravitate toward quilts that have some meaning," she said.”
“Writers 'rooms, they kind of gravitate towards a certain place.”
“You kind of gravitate to people you like and we just started it for fun.”
“You kind of gravitate toward the one who needs you the most at that time … It's a balancing act.”
“This type of interpersonal sorting even takes place within congregations, as people are likely to gravitate toward friends who are akin to them, in ways including but not limited to their politics.”
“I would cover myself in intelligent and witty words and cleverness so that I could transcend the stupidity and superficial bullshit that girls gravitate to so not to scare men away.”
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