Word of the Day: Gravitate

/ ɡravətāt /, verb: 1. to move under the influence of gravitation, “…What is there in places almost empty of Matter, and whence is it that the Sun and Planets gravitate towards one another, without dense Matter between them? Whence is it that Nature doth nothing in vain; and whence arises all that Order and Beauty which we see in the World?…” Sir Isaac Newton, excerpt from Opticks (1718) 2 a. to move toward something, “I believe that you should gravitate to people who are doing productive and positive things with their lives.” Nadia Comaneci, Olympic gymnast 2 b.  to be drawn or attracted especially by natural inclination. “Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.” Tom Stoppard, British playwright