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Gravitate

Gravitate

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. Hamilton) Politicians who naturally gravitate towards the stronger party. (Macaulay)

Origin: cf. F. Graviter. See gravity.


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