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gravitate (v.)

1640s, "exert weight; move downward" (obsolete), from Modern Latin gravitare (16c. in scientific writing), from Latin gravitas "heaviness, weight," from gravis "heavy" (from PIE root *gwere- (1) "heavy"). Meaning "be affected by gravity" is from 1690s. Figurative sense "be strongly attracted to, have a natural tendency toward" is from 1670s. Related: Gravitated; gravitating. The classical Latin verb was gravare "to make heavy, burden, oppress, aggravate."

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Definitions of gravitate

gravitate (v.)
move toward;
The conversation gravitated towards politics
gravitate (v.)
be attracted to;
Boys gravitate towards girls at that age
gravitate (v.)
move due to the pull of gravitation;
The stars gravitate towards each other
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