gravitate to(ward) (someone or something)

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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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For example, some Hispanics who consider themselves Spanish-dominant say they prefer to read Web pages in English, while online publishers have noticed some English-dominant Hispanics gravitate toward online ads in Spanish.
The popularity of term life products is booming as consumers gravitate toward more affordable protection at a time when employment uncertainty has risen to levels not seen since the Great Depression.
TAIF: Thieves generally gravitate toward goods they want to pilfer, but in a mosque in Taif they gravitated toward good.
Citing examples from law firms, consultant practices, accounting firms, investment banks, and other PSFs, he shows PSF leaders how to create an inclusive culture with support for essential B players as well as for the achievement-oriented people who gravitate toward PSFs.
"As consumers gravitate toward green and embrace sustainability, the health of the planet has become a retail priority.
Each wine has its own vibrato, or flavor profile we gravitate toward the characteristics we find appealing."
Even so, Shred-Tech has found that most start-ups gravitate toward the mobile shredding model as a starting point, often for the reason spelled out in the SDB survey.
That's because they know that consumers gravitate toward products that have a clean, simple feel and that can fit in any environment.
He maintains that the people in the American middle class--which he defines as having annual earnings from $50,000 to $150,000--have to make choices about what they purchase, and they tend to gravitate toward the edges.
Eurythmics is a partnership of two, And we always gravitate toward whatever role is appropriate for either one of us.
The world is in fact so uneven and varied that few mainstream columnists have ever dared try to explain it all on a full-time basis, and even those who do tend to gravitate toward narrower fields of expertise.
Superintendent Tom Trigg says students, who have the freedom to choose their stories, tend to gravitate toward community service pieces in particular.
"Poor schools tend to gravitate toward remedial applications, whereas better off schools gravitate toward a richer sort of software," says Margaret Honey, director of the Center for Children and Technology in New York.
Teenage fans of Gossip Girl and other books of that ilk may gravitate toward it and may enjoy it, if they're in the mood for a book full of style but lacking any real substance.
Those who are injured or interested in a low-impact workout will gravitate toward Level One, while Level Three offers a high-energy, aerobic workout.