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verb [intransitive] formal gravitate pronunciation in British English /ˈɡrævɪteɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theygravitate
he/she/itgravitates
present participlegravitating
past tensegravitated
past participlegravitated
  1. 1
    to be attracted to someone and go to be with them

    He was the sort of politician whom people gravitated towards.

  2. 2
    to be interested in something and want to do it or to have it
    gravitate to/towards:

    Customers gravitate to the products that best reflect their social status.

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