Complete Definition of "reflect"

English

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-reflect.ogg|Audio (US)

:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɛkt|-ɛkt

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To bend back (light etc) from a surface.

#* A mirror reflects the light that shines on it.

  1. transitive To mirror, or show the image of something.

#* The shop window reflected his image as he walked past.

  1. transitive To bring as a consequence.

#* The team's victory reflects the Captain's abilities.

  1. intransitive To be bent back.

#* The laser light was reflected from the spaceman's visor.

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

#* The teacher's ability reflects well on the school.

  1. intransitive To think seriously; to ponder or consider.

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

Quotations
1985 — w:Justin Richards|Justin Richards, Option Lock, p 229
:Not for the first time, he reflected that it was not so much the speeches that strained the nerves as the palaver that went with them.

Translations
trans-top|To bend back (light etc) from a surface
Finnish: heijastaa
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trans-top|To mirror, or show the image of something
Arabic: ARchar|عكس IPAchar|(ʕákasa)
Chinese: 反映 (fǎnyìng)
Dutch: weerkaatsen
Finnish: heijastaa
French: réfléchir, refléter
German: widerspiegeln
Italian: riflettere
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Japanese: 移す (うつす, utsusu)
Korean: 반사하다 (bansahada)
Portuguese: refletir
Russian: отражать (otražát’)
Spanish: reflejar
Swedish: återkasta
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trans-top|To bring as a consequence
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trans-top|To be bent back
Finnish: heijastua
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Telugu: పరావర్తనం చెందు (paraavartanaM cheMdu)
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trans-top|To give evidence of someone's or something's character etc.
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trans-top|To think seriously; to ponder or consider.
Finnish: pohtia
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Telugu: ప్రతిఫలించు (pratiphaliMchu), ప్రతిబింబించు (pratibimbimchu)
ttbc|French: réfléchir
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ttbc|Vietnamese: suy nghĩ, suy ngẫm
ttbc|Spanish: reflejar (transitive), reflexionar (intransitive)

Related terms
reflective
unreflective
nonreflective
reflectorize

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