Reflect

  • 1 Reflect — Re*flect v. i. 1. To throw back light, heat, or the like; to return rays or beams. [1913 Webster] 2. To be sent back; to rebound as from a surface; to revert; to return. [1913 Webster] Whose virtues will, I hope, Reflect on Rome, as Titan s rays… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 reflect — REFLÉCT, reflecte, s.n. (înv.) Reflex. – Din fr. reflet (după reflecta). Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  REFLÉCT s. v. oglindire, proiectare, răsfrân gere, reflectare, reflex. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime … …

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  • 3 Reflect — Re*flect (r?*fl?kt ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reflected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Reflecting}.] [L. reflectere, reflexum; pref. re re + flectere to bend or turn. See {Flexible}, and cf. {Reflex}, v.] 1. To bend back; to give a backwa?d turn to; to throw… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 reflect — [v1] give back cast, catch, copy, echo, emulate, flash, follow, give forth, imitate, match, mirror, rebound, repeat, repercuss, reply, reproduce, resonate, resound, return, reverberate, reverse, revert, shine, take after, throw back; concepts… …

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  • 5 reflect — ► VERB 1) throw back (heat, light, or sound) without absorbing it. 2) (of a mirror or shiny surface) show an image of. 3) represent in a faithful or appropriate way. 4) (reflect well/badly on) bring about a good or bad impression of. 5) (reflect… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 reflect — [ri flekt′] vt. [ME reflecten < MFr reflecter < L reflectere < re , back + flectere, to bend] 1. to bend or throw back (light, heat, or sound) 2. to give back an image of; mirror or reproduce 3. to cast or bring back as a consequence:… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 reflect on — (something) to think seriously about something. Her essay invites the reader to reflect on the importance of art in people s lives …

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  • 8 reflect — I (mirror) verb bounce back, cast back, copy, ditto, emulate, give back, give forth, imitate, ostendere, rebound, repeat, reproduce, send back, show an image, simulate, throw back II (ponder) verb analyze, brood over, cerebrate, cogitare,… …

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  • 9 reflect — (v.) early 15c., to divert, to turn aside, deflect, from O.Fr. reflecter (14c.), from L. reflectere (see REFLECTION (Cf. reflection)). Of mirrors or polished surfaces, to shine back light rays or images, 1520s; meaning to turn one s thoughts back …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 reflect on — (someone/something) to influence the reputation of a person, group, or organization. The outstanding work of our scientists reflects well on the entire university. If someone on our staff does a bad job, it reflects badly on all of us. Usage… …

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  • 11 reflect — *think, cogitate, reason, speculate, deliberate Analogous words: *consider, contemplate, study, weigh: *ponder, muse, meditate, ruminate …

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  • 12 reflect — verb 1 send back light/heat/sound ADVERB ▪ dimly, dully ▪ The sun reflected dully off the stone walls. ▪ In Milton s poem, Satan, even after his fall, dimly reflects his former glory. ▪ directly …

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  • 13 reflect — v. 1) ( to think about ) to reflect closely; seriously 2) (D; intr.) to reflect on, upon ( to think about ) (to reflect on one s past mistakes) 3) (d; intr.) to reflect on ( to discredit ) (her unfounded accusations reflected on her credibility)… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 reflect — re|flect W1S2 [rıˈflekt] v ↑reflection ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(image)¦ 2¦(be a sign of something)¦ 3¦(light/heat/sound)¦ 4¦(think about something)¦ Phrasal verbs  reflect on/upon somebody/something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: reflectere …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 reflect — /rI flekt/ verb 1 (T) if a surface reflects light, heat, sound, or an image, it throws back the light etc that hits it: White clothes are cooler because they reflect the heat. | The moon reflects the sun s rays. | be reflected in: She could see… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 reflect */*/*/ — UK [rɪˈflekt] / US verb Word forms reflect : present tense I/you/we/they reflect he/she/it reflects present participle reflecting past tense reflected past participle reflected 1) a) [transitive] physics if a surface reflects something, you can… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 reflect — 01. The trees looked beautiful [reflected] in the lake s quiet surface. 02. The old woman stared at her [reflection] in the mirror, thinking of her youthful days. 03. Charles Dickens once said, [Reflect] on your present blessings, of which every… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 18 reflect — re|flect [ rı flekt ] verb *** 1. ) transitive to show the existence or nature of something: He said that the statement did not reflect his own views. be reflected in: Public anger is reflected in the latest opinion polls. 2. ) intransitive to… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 reflect — [[t]rɪfle̱kt[/t]] ♦♦ reflects, reflecting, reflected 1) VERB If something reflects an attitude or situation, it shows that the attitude or situation exists or it shows what it is like. [V n] The Los Angeles riots reflected the bitterness between… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 reflect on — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms reflect on : present tense I/you/we/they reflect on he/she/it reflects on present participle reflecting on past tense reflected on past participle reflected on reflect on someone/something to give people a… …

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