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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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reflect

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reflectverb

    manifest or bring back

    "This action reflects his true beliefs"

    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, speculateverb

    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"

    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, reverberateverb

    to throw or bend back (from a surface)

    "Sound is reflected well in this auditorium"

    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, shineverb

    be bright by reflecting or casting light

    "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects"

    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. reflectverb

    show an image of

    "her sunglasses reflected his image"

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

  6. reflectverb

    give evidence of a certain behavior

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

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

  7. reflectverb

    give evidence of the quality of

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reflectverb

    mirror, throw back

  2. reflectverb

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

  3. reflectverb

    bring reproach, cast reproach

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reflectverb

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

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How to use reflect in a sentence?

  1. Matt Adams:

    Artists throughout history have always responded to what is going on in their world at that time, marking their place in history, art survives longer than the times in which it is created. It is important to humanity that artists create work that reflect their times.

  2. Kamala Harris:

    We should put money back into the pockets of American families to address rising costs of childcare, housing, tuition, and other expenses, our tax code should reflect our values and instead of more tax breaks for the top 1 % and corporations, we should be lifting up millions of American families.

  3. Kat Cammack:

    We're looking for people who actually know what it's like to go fill up their own gas tank and have had to work paycheck to paycheck and really work hard for everything that they have, that's who we're targeting, because I think the Republican Party has become the party of the working class. And it's time that we reflect that now.

  4. Another Tea Party-backed Republican senator:

    The positions he takes as leader, which might be of concern to some conservatives, often reflect where the center of gravity is in our conference - and not reflect where he is.

  5. Mitch Landrieu:

    These monuments will be preserved until an appropriate place to display them is determined. Once removed, we will have the opportunity to join together and select new unifying symbols that truly reflect who we are today.

Translations for reflect

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  • عكسArabic
  • zrcadlit, odrazit, odrážetCzech
  • afspejleDanish
  • spiegeln, sich spiegeln, zurückspiegeln, sinnen, widerspiegeln, reflektieren, nachdenken, gespiegelt werdenGerman
  • speguliEsperanto
  • recapacitar, reflexionar, cavilar, reflejarSpanish
  • منعکس کردنPersian
  • heijastaa, pohtia, vastata, heijastua, miettiä, pohdiskella, kuvastua, kuvastaaFinnish
  • réfléchir, refléterFrench
  • léiriúIrish
  • saoil, cnuasaich, meòraich, smaoinichScottish Gaelic
  • ביטא, חשב, הרהר, החזיר, שיקףHebrew
  • प्रतिबिंबितHindi
  • riflettereItalian
  • 反射する, 映す, 反映するJapanese
  • ជះស្រមោល, ធ្វើឲ្យឃើញស្រមោល, បញ្ចាំងឲ្យឃើញKhmer
  • 반사하다Korean
  • videoLatin
  • tenke over, speile, reflektereNorwegian
  • weerspiegelen, weerkaatsenDutch
  • tenkje over, reflektere, spegleNorwegian Nynorsk
  • refletirPortuguese
  • отразить, размыслить, отражаться, отразиться, размышлять, отражатьRussian
  • återkastaSwedish
  • పరావర్తనం చెందు, ప్రతిబింబిస్తాయిTelugu
  • yansıtmakTurkish

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