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Synonyms for reflect
rɪˈflɛkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reflect(verb)

    manifest or bring back

    "This action reflects his true beliefs"

    Synonyms:
    ruminate, chew over, think over, mull over, muse, meditate, speculate, reverberate, shine, excogitate, ponder, contemplate, mull

  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"

    Synonyms:
    hypothecate, shine, contemplate, theorise, speculate, theorize, chew over, excogitate, suppose, hypothesise, formulate, devise, mull over, study, contrive, ponder, invent, muse, ruminate, hypothesize, meditate, forge, reverberate, mull, conjecture, job, think over

  3. reflect, reverberate(verb)

    to throw or bend back (from a surface)

    "Sound is reflected well in this auditorium"

    Synonyms:
    rebound, shine, contemplate, bound, speculate, chew over, excogitate, spring, resound, ricochet, mull over, recoil, think over, echo, bounce, ponder, muse, ruminate, ring, meditate, resile, reverberate, mull, take a hop

  4. reflect, shine(verb)

    be bright by reflecting or casting light

    "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects"

    Synonyms:
    smooth, shine, contemplate, speculate, radiate, strike, glisten, chew over, glitter, excogitate, gleam, beam, smoothen, mull over, think over, polish, ponder, muse, ruminate, glow, meditate, glint, fall, reverberate, mull

  5. reflect(verb)

    show an image of

    "her sunglasses reflected his image"

    Synonyms:
    ruminate, chew over, think over, mull over, muse, meditate, speculate, reverberate, shine, excogitate, ponder, contemplate, mull

  6. reflect(verb)

    give evidence of a certain behavior

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

    Synonyms:
    ruminate, chew over, think over, mull over, muse, meditate, speculate, reverberate, shine, excogitate, ponder, contemplate, mull

  7. reflect(verb)

    give evidence of the quality of

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

    Synonyms:
    ruminate, chew over, think over, mull over, muse, meditate, speculate, reverberate, shine, excogitate, ponder, contemplate, mull

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reflect

    An individual considers, meditates, ponders, reflects, by himself; he weighs a matter in his own mind, and is sometimes said even to debate with himself. Consult and confer always imply two or more persons, as does debate, unless expressly limited as above. Confer suggests the interchange of counsel, advice, or information; consult indicates almost exclusively the receiving of it. A man confers with his associates about a new investment; he consults his physician about his health; he may confer with him on matters of general interest. He consults a dictionary, but does not confer with it. Deliberate, which can be applied to a single individual, is also the word for a great number, while consult is ordinarily limited to a few; a committee consults; an assembly deliberates. Deliberating always carries the idea of slowness; consulting is compatible with haste; we can speak of a hasty consultation, not of a hasty deliberation. Debate implies opposing views; deliberate, simply a gathering and balancing of all facts and reasons. We consider or deliberate with a view to action, while meditation may be quite purposeless.

    Synonyms:
    confer, consider, consult, debate, deliberate, meditate, ponder, weigh

    Preposition:
    We deliberate on or upon, also about or concerning a matter: the first two are preferable.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reflect

    Synonyms:
    return, image, mirror, exhibit, consider, think, cogitate, meditate, contemplate, ponder, muse, ruminate, heed, advert, animadvert

    Antonyms:
    divert, dissipate, idle, dream, wander, rove, stargaze, woolgather, connive, disregard, overlook

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reflect(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    mirror, throw back

  2. reflect(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    think, cogitate, muse, meditate, deliberate, ponder, consider, ruminate

  3. reflect(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    bring reproach, cast reproach

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reflect(v)

    Synonyms:
    mirror, rebound, revert, meditate, ruminate, consider, contemplate

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How to use reflect in a sentence?

  1. John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson:

    The image that is circulating is an unfortunate still-frame from a live-action encounter that was very sweet and totally welcome, that still photo does not reflect what preceded and followed if you see the moment live.

  2. J. William Fulbright:

    It seems to me that it is these extremists who are advocating a soft approach. Their oversimplifications and their baseless generalizations reflect the softness of those who cannot bear to face the burdens of a continuing struggle against a powerful and resourceful enemy. A truly tough approach, in my judgment, is one which accepts the challenge of communism with the courage and determination to meet it with every instrumentality of foreign policypolitical and economic as well as military, and with the willingness to see the struggle through as far into the future as may be necessary. Those who seek to meet the challengeor, in reality, to evade itby bold adventures abroad and witch hunts at home are the real devotees of softnessthe softness of seeking escape from painful realities by resort to illusory panaceas.

  3. Homeland Security report:

    The department’s CVE efforts are an attempt to protect our nation’s young people from extremists who prey upon the Millennial generation, the department must reframe the conversation to reflect this reality and design a robust program around the protection of our youth, which must include predator awareness and an understanding of radicalization. In doing so, our citizens will be better equipped for this threat.

  4. Claudia Gray:

    Recent small reductions in headcount reflect the need to balance our workforce growth with the current needs of our business.

  5. Michelle Obama:

    We haven't had much time to reflect over these eight years because we were so busy doing and so busy trying to be perfect, and to get everything right that rarely did we have time to sit back and acknowledge what we've done, w and I was able to do that with my husband just the other night. And just look at him and say,' man, man you did this. You did this. You did one of the hardest jobs on the planet.'.

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Translations for reflect

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  • عكسArabic
  • odrážet, odrazit, zrcadlitCzech
  • nachdenken, reflektieren, sich spiegeln, sinnen, gespiegelt werden, spiegeln, widerspiegeln, zurückspiegelnGerman
  • speguliEsperanto
  • reflejar, reflexionar, cavilar, recapacitarSpanish
  • منعکس کردنPersian
  • kuvastaa, kuvastua, miettiä, heijastua, vastata, heijastaa, pohtia, pohdiskellaFinnish
  • réfléchir, refléterFrench
  • léiriúIrish
  • cnuasaich, smaoinich, meòraich, saoilScottish Gaelic
  • החזיר, שיקף, ביטא, הרהר, חשבHebrew
  • प्रतिबिंबितHindi
  • 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 చెందు, ప్రతిబింబిస్తాయిTelugu
  • yansıtmakTurkish

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