Definitions for reflectrɪˈflɛkt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. reflect(verb)

    manifest or bring back

    "This action reflects his true beliefs"

  2. 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"

  3. reflect, reverberate(verb)

    to throw or bend back (from a surface)

    "Sound is reflected well in this auditorium"

  4. reflect, shine(verb)

    be bright by reflecting or casting light

    "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects"

  5. reflect(verb)

    show an image of

    "her sunglasses reflected his image"

  6. reflect(verb)

    give evidence of a certain behavior

    "His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him"

  7. reflect(verb)

    give evidence of the quality of

    "The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. reflect(Verb)

    To bend back (light, etc.) from a surface.

    A mirror reflects the light that shines on it.

  2. reflect(Verb)

    To be bent back (light, etc.) from a surface.

    The moonlight reflected from the surface of water.

  3. reflect(Verb)

    To mirror, or show the image of something.

    The shop window reflected his image as he walked past.

  4. reflect(Verb)

    To be mirrored.

    His image reflected from the shop window as he walked past.

  5. reflect(Verb)

    To agree with; to closely follow.

    Entries in English dictionaries aim to reflect common usage.

  6. reflect(Verb)

    To give evidence of someone's or something's character etc.

  7. reflect(Verb)

    To think seriously; to ponder or consider.

    People do that sort of thing every day, without ever stopping to reflect on the consequences.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Reflect

    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

  2. Reflect

    to give back an image or likeness of; to mirror

  3. Reflect(verb)

    to throw back light, heat, or the like; to return rays or beams

  4. Reflect(verb)

    to be sent back; to rebound as from a surface; to revert; to return

  5. Reflect(verb)

    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

  6. Reflect(verb)

    to cast reproach; to cause censure or dishonor

  7. Origin: [L. reflectere, reflexum; pref. re- re- + flectere to bend or turn. See Flexible, and cf. Reflex, v.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reflect' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2654

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reflect' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4045

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reflect' in Verbs Frequency: #202


Translations for reflect

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • عكسArabic
  • odrážet, odrazit, zrcadlitCzech
  • nachdenken, reflektieren, sich spiegeln, sinnen, gespiegelt werden, spiegeln, widerspiegeln, zurückspiegelnGerman
  • speguliEsperanto
  • reflejar, reflexionar, cavilar, recapacitarSpanish
  • kuvastaa, kuvastua, miettiä, heijastua, vastata, heijastaa, pohtia, pohdiskellaFinnish
  • réfléchir, refléterFrench
  • cnuasaich, smaoinich, meòraich, saoilScottish Gaelic
  • החזיר, שיקף, ביטא, הרהר, חשבHebrew
  • riflettereItalian
  • 反映する, 映す, 反射するJapanese
  • ជះស្រមោល, ធ្វើឲ្យឃើញស្រមោល, បញ្ចាំងឲ្យឃើញKhmer
  • 반사하다Korean
  • videoLatin
  • reflektere, tenke over, speileNorwegian
  • weerspiegelen, weerkaatsenDutch
  • spegle, reflektere, tenkje overNorwegian Nynorsk
  • refletirPortuguese
  • отражать, размыслить, отразиться, размышлять, отразить, отражатьсяRussian
  • återkastaSwedish
  • పరావర్తనం చెందుTelugu

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