manifest or bring back
"This action reflects his true beliefs"
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"
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
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
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
show an image of
"her sunglasses reflected his image"
give evidence of a certain behavior
"His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him"
give evidence of the quality of
"The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
We deliberate on or upon, also about or concerning a matter: the first two are preferable.
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How to use reflect in a sentence?
I will now take the next few weeks to reflect and decide on the next chapter of my career.
He is insensitive at times with what he says and his proposals are tough, but they reflect a reality of concern people have about an issue that’s killing people from Orlando to Paris.
I do feel it's a good time for me just to stop a little bit and relax and reflect and try out new things. And hopefully I will be better next summer than where I would have been this summer.
My impression is your opinion you have exclusively for you, we the undersigned... are expressing our disagreement on the opinions expressed this morning by the SportAccord president... which do not reflect the views of Summer Olympic International Federations.
I know there's some polls out there saying that this man has a 32% approval rating. But guys like us, we don't pay attention to the polls. We know that polls are just a collection of statistics that reflect what people are thinking in 'reality.' And reality has a well-known liberal bias.
Translations for reflect
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- odrážet, odrazit, zrcadlitCzech
- nachdenken, reflektieren, sich spiegeln, sinnen, gespiegelt werden, spiegeln, widerspiegeln, zurückspiegelnGerman
- reflejar, reflexionar, cavilar, recapacitarSpanish
- منعکس کردنPersian
- kuvastaa, kuvastua, miettiä, heijastua, vastata, heijastaa, pohtia, pohdiskellaFinnish
- réfléchir, refléterFrench
- cnuasaich, smaoinich, meòraich, saoilScottish Gaelic
- החזיר, שיקף, ביטא, הרהר, חשבHebrew
- 反映する, 映す, 反射するJapanese
- ជះស្រមោល, ធ្វើឲ្យឃើញស្រមោល, បញ្ចាំងឲ្យឃើញKhmer
- reflektere, tenke over, speileNorwegian
- weerspiegelen, weerkaatsenDutch
- spegle, reflektere, tenkje overNorwegian Nynorsk
- отражать, размыслить, отразиться, размышлять, отразить, отражатьсяRussian
- పరావర్తనం చెందు, ప్రతిబింబిస్తాయిTelugu
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