gravitate

[grav-i-teyt]
verb (used without object), gravitated, gravitating.
1.
to move or tend to move under the influence of gravitational force.
2.
to tend toward the lowest level; sink; fall.
3.
to have a natural tendency or be strongly attracted (usually followed by to or toward ): Musicians gravitate toward one another.

Origin:
1635–45; < Neo-Latin gravitātus (past participle of gravitāre). See gravity, -ate1

gravitater, noun
supergravitate, verb (used without object), supergravitated, supergravitating.
ungravitating, adjective


3. incline, tend, lean, move.
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gravitate (ˈɡrævɪˌteɪt)
 
vb (usually foll by to or towards)
1.  physics to move under the influence of gravity
2.  to be influenced or drawn, as by strong impulses
3.  to sink or settle
 
'gravitater
 
n

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Example sentences
Revenue from credit derivatives will fall as they gravitate towards exchanges, eroding spreads for dealers.
Yet teens gravitate toward peers for another, more powerful reason: to invest
  in the future rather than the past.
It could be that, compared to other professions, the people that gravitate to
  healthcare tend to be less empathic.
So naturally they'll gravitate towards your yard instead of a neighbor's.
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