Definitions for reflectrɪˈflɛkt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to cast back (light, heat, sound, etc.) from a surface.
to give back or show an image of; mirror.
to serve to cast or bring (credit, discredit, etc.).
to express; show:
followers reflecting the views of the leader.
(v.i.)to be turned or cast back, as light.
to cast back light, heat, etc.
to be reflected or mirrored.
to give back or show an image.
to think, ponder, or meditate:
to reflect on one's faults.
to serve or tend to bring reproach or discredit:
His crimes reflected on the whole community.
to serve to give a particular aspect or impression:
The test reflects well on your abilities.
Origin of reflect:
1350–1400; ME < L reflectere to bend back =re-re - +flectere to bend
manifest or bring back
"This action reflects his true beliefs"
chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate(verb)
reflect deeply on a subject
"I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
to throw or bend back (from a surface)
"Sound is reflected well in this auditorium"
be bright by reflecting or casting light
"Drive carefully--the wet road reflects"
show an image of
"her sunglasses reflected his image"
give evidence of a certain behavior
"His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him"
give evidence of the quality of
"The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
(of a mirror, water, etc.) to show an image on its surface
the buildings were reflected in the harbor
to redirect light, sound, heat, etc. from a surface
a material that will reflect light to make the room brighter
to think about sth
time to reflect on the day's events
to reveal or be a sign of sth
The way you decorate your house reflects the kind of person you are.
To bend back (light, etc.) from a surface.
A mirror reflects the light that shines on it.
To be bent back (light, etc.) from a surface.
The moonlight reflected from the surface of water.
To mirror, or show the image of something.
The shop window reflected his image as he walked past.
To be mirrored.
His image reflected from the shop window as he walked past.
To agree with; to closely follow.
Entries in English dictionaries aim to reflect common usage.
To give evidence of someone's or something's character etc.
To think seriously; to ponder or consider.
People do that sort of thing every day, without ever stopping to reflect on the consequences.
to bend back; to give a backwa/d turn to; to throw back; especially, to cause to return after striking upon any surface; as, a mirror reflects rays of light; polished metals reflect heat
to give back an image or likeness of; to mirror
to throw back light, heat, or the like; to return rays or beams
to be sent back; to rebound as from a surface; to revert; to return
to throw or turn back the thoughts upon anything; to contemplate. Specifically: To attend earnestly to what passes within the mind; to attend to the facts or phenomena of consciousness; to use attention or earnest thought; to meditate; especially, to think in relation to moral truth or rules
to cast reproach; to cause censure or dishonor
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'reflect' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2654
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'reflect' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4045
Rank popularity for the word 'reflect' in Verbs Frequency: #202
Translations for reflect
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to send back (light, heat etc)
The white sand reflected the sun's heat.
- refletirPortuguese (BR)
- reflektere; kaste tilbageDanish
- αντανακλώ, αντικατοπτρίζωGreek
- منعکس شدن یا کردنFarsi
- renvoyer, refléterFrench
- לְהַחֲזִיר אוֹר, קוֹלHebrew
- प्रतिबिम्बित करनाHindi
- odražavati, odbijati seCroatian
- atspindėti, atmuštiLithuanian
- kaste tilbake, reflektereNorwegian
- منعکس شدن یا کردنPersian
- بياخپرول (غږ، رڼا، حرارت اونور)، انعكاس كول، ښكاره كول، خپريدل، منعكس كول، ښكاره كيدل، فكر كولPashto
- a reflectaRomanian
- 反射Chinese (Trad.)
- منعکس کرناUrdu
- phản xạVietnamese
- 反射Chinese (Simp.)
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