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gravitate

[ grav-i-teyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF gravitate

Synonyms for gravitate

  • drift
  • incline
  • lean
  • tend
  • approach
  • descend
  • drop
  • move
  • precipitate
  • settle
  • sink
  • be attracted
  • be influenced
  • be pulled
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Antonyms for gravitate

  • ascend
  • depart
  • increase
  • leave
  • rise
  • retreat
  • run away
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GRAVITATE

Who that has poached a pile does not gravitate there, as the needle to the pole?

The manifestation of Him must "gravitate inwards" on the soul.

The soap is then in a condition to allow the impurities to gravitate.

If it was a body of this kind, would it not gravitate like all other matter?

They gravitate together, and often marry each other, and are very happy.

Farewell, all ye who gravitate in the sphere of instinct, suffering there for others!

When Bent Wade desired opportunities they seemed to gravitate to him.

It was to gravitate for ever around the Moon—a sub-satellite.

A great genius, sun-like, compels lesser suns to gravitate with and to him; and this is subversive of originality.

The natural tendency of the colored freed man was to gravitate away from the plantations, into the cities and villages.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, "exert weight, move downward," from Modern Latin gravitatus, past participle of gravitare "gravitate," from Latin gravitas "heaviness, weight" (see gravity). Meaning "To be affected by gravity" is from 1690s. Figurative use from 1670s. Related: Gravitated; gravitating. The classical Latin verb was gravare "to make heavy, burden, oppress, aggravate."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GRAVITATE

descend

verbmove down, lower a
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