gravitate to

gravitate to(ward) (someone or something)

To tend to move toward or show interest in some person, place, or thing, as if being pulled by a magnetic force. Teenagers always seem to gravitate to rebellious behavior—it's not something that's unique to your son. I just gravitate toward those kinds of artsy movies, I can't help it. The kids always seem to gravitate to Aunt Joan whenever the whole family gets together.
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gravitate to(ward) someone or something

Fig. to move slowly toward someone or something, as if being pulled by gravity. People tend to gravitate toward the kitchen at parties. Unless you correct their manners, the children will gravitate toward rude behavior.
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They won't be there today, of course!" At this moment he noticed that he was close to their house; he had felt that he must gravitate to this spot eventually, and, with a beating heart, he mounted the verandah steps.
Friends also follow the laws of divine necessity; they gravitate to each other, and cannot otherwise:--
Most of the programs are currently focusing on large scale human sequencing, and thus the majority will gravitate to Illumina's NovaSeq systems, Quirk tells investors in a research note titled "How Sequencing Is Taking Over The World."
It is really unfortunate and disappointing how I see some of our brothers and sisters referring to what happened in Zaria as a massacre of Shiites, as if these people (The Nigerian government and Army) attacked us because we gravitate to the Shia school of thought.
Finally, she noted that people gravitate to numbers, so use numerals rather than spelled-out numbers.
Fruit enthusiasts will gravitate to their sweet Berry Berry variety or the tangy citrus of their Chocolate Tangerine flavor, while the Nutty Delight is sure to attract almond and cashew aficionados.
Finally, there are the consumers, the ones who will gravitate to whatever channel meets their specific needs, economic status not withstanding.
This is a place where hundreds of thousands of people can gravitate to test natural law, physical truths and ingenious inventions, within a building that serves as the first and the final exhibit, expressing the material efficiency of its structure (through the thinness of its shell) and by responding to the complexities of the science centre's organisational structure, encouraging participants to move through the space like highly charged ions, navigating a new form of internal landscape.
"Top Producer readers are the most sophisticated in agriculture, so it makes sense they'd be the first to gravitate to a new technology like online publishing," added Steve Custer, publisher of Farm Journal and Top Producer.
One thing that all paper mill operations gravitate to is benchmark studies.
But Robert Redford, for example, was a WASPy kid from Santa Monica; people from that background could gravitate to either party.
The result of this experience may be that learners will recognize, gravitate to, and benefit from similar instructional experiences that are supportive of their learning preference.
She writes, "Backroads doesn't gravitate to the ultra-luxurious hotels that are de rigeur for a Butterfield & Robinson trip."
"I began my career as a nurse in the hospital environment, where I seemed to gravitate to the gravitate to the geriatric patients.
Readers likely will gravitate to specific sections rather than read this book cover to cover.