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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 Delury:

    There's some pressure in New Year's speech to articulate a vision of a real focus on economic development, how does Kim Jong Un reflect this strategic shift to economic development ?

  2. Christopher Wu:

    The Microsoft/LinkedIn deal does not reflect your average CEO’s confidence in M&A.

  3. Shen Jianguang:

    The only thing that could deter this is if the U.S. led a group rejecting the yuan's inclusion, which could complicate things. But the United States' current official stance doesn't reflect such an attitude.

  4. South Carolina senior senator:

    I have full confidence this incident will continue to be investigated by the relevant authorities, the legal process will proceed, and ultimately, justice will be done, i also know the actions of the officer in this situation do not accurately reflect on the many valuable contributions made by thousands of law enforcement officers in South Carolina and across our nation.

  5. Arun Kejriwal:

    The last bounce from 7200 was bought by a section of investors and now they seem to be selling at higher levels, they're getting justification from the ongoing global selloff, economy seems to be bottoming out, but that will at least take one-two quarters to reflect into earnings of the companies.


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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