Gravitate


Gravitate
Gravitate Grav"i*tate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gravitated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gravitating}.] [Cf. F. graviter. See {Gravity.}] 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. [1913 Webster]

Why does this apple fall to the ground? Because all bodies gravitate toward each other. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

Politicians who naturally gravitate towards the stronger party. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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