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gravitate

Pronunciation: /ˈgrævəteɪt; ˈgrævɪteɪt/

Translation of gravitate in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (be drawn)to gravitate toward oto sth/sb young people tend to gravitate toward the big cities las grandes ciudades son un polo de atracción para los jóvenes people of similar interests naturally gravitate toward each other uno tiende a acercarse a gente con intereses afines
    Example sentences
    • My thoughts instantly gravitated towards him.
    • They're found in all of the oceans of the world, but they gravitate towards the waters of the Arctics, where the food is plentiful and humans are rare.
    • The importance of Paris as an artistic centre, particularly in the book trade, meant that many foreign artists gravitated towards the French capital, attracted by the wealth of patrons.
    1.2 (sink) to gravitate toward oto sth gravitar hacia algo
    Example sentences
    • We descend directly to the stern at 30m and gravitate immediately to the impressive 3m propeller.
    • Water gravitates toward the sea; vapor rises to the sky.
    • Fortunes gravitate to those whose minds have been prepared to attract them just as surely as water gravitates to the ocean.

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