manifest or bring back
"This action reflects his true beliefs"
chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculateverb
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"
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
Etymology: [L. reflectere, reflexum; pref. re- re- + flectere to bend or turn. See Flexible, and cf. Reflex, v.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-flekt′, v.t. to bend back: to throw back after striking upon any surface, as light, &c.—v.i. to be thrown back, as light, heat, &c.: to revolve in the mind: to consider attentively or deeply: to ponder: to cast reproach or censure (with on, upon).—p.adj. Reflect′ed, cast or thrown back: turned upward: reflexed.—adjs. Reflect′ible, capable of being reflected; Reflect′ing, throwing back light, heat, &c.: given to reflection: thoughtful.—adv. Reflect′ingly, with reflection: with censure.—Reflecting telescope, a form of telescope in which the image of the object to be viewed is produced by a concave reflector instead of a lens, as in the refracting telescope. [Fr.,—L. reflectĕre, reflexum—re-, again, flectĕre, to bend.]
To create proof of a behavior.
The unity did reflect on earth of everyone working together.Submitted by MaryC on March 5, 2020
To manifest truth.
The voice of the people did reflect the with their unity being reflected around them.Submitted by MaryC on March 5, 2020
To review our life, choices, aspirations, goals and thoughts.
As human beings we take a moment to reflect and affirm our unity, love, relationships, goals and aspirations.Submitted by MaryC on April 30, 2020
The picture did reflect the scene of their wedding day.Submitted by MaryC on February 17, 2020
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
The numerical value of reflect in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of reflect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
They reflect freedom and the willingness to embrace life and make it easy for the modern woman, besides, women love color.
Trying to take tons of dogs and travel from North America or somewhere around the world, North America's so expensive and there's no money in North America, there's so many distances, so many categories -- which do you select ? Is North America going to be teams of huskies or teams of greyhound crosses ? What distances are they going to run ? Does North America reflect the sport ?
Indications are that they are probably going to experience a bit of touch-up on the downside but it's unclear how much and how that might reflect in regional markets.
Starting on January 22, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security will require that non-U.S. individuals entering the United States via land ports of entry or ferry terminals along our Northern and Southern borders be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and be prepared to show related proof of vaccination, these updated travel requirements reflect the Biden-Harris Administration's commitment to protecting public health while safely facilitating the cross-border trade and travel that is critical to our economy.
We strongly condemn the arbitrary conditions of their detention, which reflect the brutality with which the military junta treats journalists.
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- zrcadlit, odrazit, odrážetCzech
- spiegeln, sich spiegeln, zurückspiegeln, sinnen, widerspiegeln, reflektieren, nachdenken, gespiegelt werdenGerman
- recapacitar, reflexionar, cavilar, reflejarSpanish
- منعکس کردنPersian
- heijastaa, pohtia, vastata, heijastua, miettiä, pohdiskella, kuvastua, kuvastaaFinnish
- réfléchir, refléterFrench
- saoil, cnuasaich, meòraich, smaoinichScottish Gaelic
- ביטא, חשב, הרהר, החזיר, שיקףHebrew
- 反射する, 映す, 反映するJapanese
- ជះស្រមោល, ធ្វើឲ្យឃើញស្រមោល, បញ្ចាំងឲ្យឃើញKhmer
- tenke over, speile, reflektereNorwegian
- weerspiegelen, weerkaatsenDutch
- tenkje over, reflektere, spegleNorwegian Nynorsk
- отразить, размыслить, отражаться, отразиться, размышлять, отражатьRussian
- పరావర్తనం చెందు, ప్రతిబింబిస్తాయిTelugu
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