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  Definition of reflect
  1. 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"
  2. give evidence of the quality of; "The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student"
  3. give evidence of a certain behavior; "His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him"
  4. to throw or bend back or reflect (from a surface); "A mirror in the sun can reflect light into a person''s eyes"; "Sound is reflected well in this auditorium"
  5. manifest or bring back; "This action reflects his true beliefs"
  6. be bright by reflecting or casting light; "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects"
Similar Words: chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate, reverberate, shine

 

Hyponyms: premeditate, theologize, theologise, introspect, bethink, cogitate, wonder, question, puzzle, study, consider, mirror, reverberate, redound, resplend, glare, opalesce, luminesce, sparkle, scintillate, coruscate

 

Grouped Verbs: reverberate

 

Derivational Morphology: meditation, speculation, contemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulness, muser, muller, ponderer, ruminator, muse, reflector, shiner, radiance, radiancy, shine, effulgence, refulgence, refulgency

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 反映   Dutch: weerkaatsen  
Finnish: heijastaa   French: réfléchir  
German: widerspiegeln   Italian: riflettere  
Japanese: 移す   Korean: 반사하다  
Portuguese: refletir   Russian: отражать  
Spanish: reflejar   Swedish: återkasta  
 
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