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Definition 1: reflect deeply on a subject - [verb of cognition]

Samples where reflect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for reflect in the sense of this definition

(reflect is a kind of ...) use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

"I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"

(... is a kind of reflect ) think or reflect beforehand or in advance

"I rarely premeditate, which is a mistake"

(... is a kind of reflect ) make theoretical speculations about theology or discuss theological subjects

(... is a kind of reflect ) reflect on one's own thoughts and feelings

(... is a kind of reflect ) consider or ponder something carefully

"She bethought her of their predicament"

(... is a kind of reflect ) consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind

(... is a kind of reflect ) place in doubt or express doubtful speculation

"I wonder whether this was the right thing to do" "she wondered whether it would snow tonight"

(... is a kind of reflect ) be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide

"We puzzled over her sudden departure"

(... is a kind of reflect ) give careful consideration to

"consider the possibility of moving"

Definition 2: give evidence of the quality of - [verb of communication]

Samples where reflect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student

(reflect is a kind of ...) provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes

"His high fever attested to his illness" "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication" "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness"

(... is a kind of reflect ) reflect or resemble

"The plane crash in Milan mirrored the attack in the World Trade Center"

(reflect has a similar meaning as ...) give evidence of a certain behavior

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

Definition 3: give evidence of a certain behavior - [verb of communication]

Samples where reflect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(reflect is a kind of ...) provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes

"His high fever attested to his illness" "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication" "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness"

(reflect has a similar meaning as ...) give evidence of the quality of

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

Definition 4: to throw or bend back (from a surface) - [verb of perception]

Samples where reflect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Sound is reflected well in this auditorium

Synonyms for reflect in the sense of this definition

(reflect has a similar meaning as ...) be reflected as heat, sound, or light or shock waves

"the waves reverberate as far away as the end of the building"

(... is a kind of reflect ) reflect as if in a mirror

"The smallest pond at night mirrors the firmament above"

(reflect belongs to category ...) the study of the physical properties of sound

Definition 5: manifest or bring back - [verb of perception]

Samples where reflect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This action reflects his true beliefs

(reflect is a kind of ...) indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively

"I showed the customer the glove section" "He pointed to the empty parking space" "he indicated his opponents"

Definition 6: show an image of - [verb of perception]

Samples where reflect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her sunglasses reflected his image

(reflect is a kind of ...) make visible or noticeable

"She showed her talent for cooking" "Show me your etchings, please"

(reflect belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies the physical properties of light

Definition 7: be bright by reflecting or casting light - [verb of weather]

Samples where reflect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Drive carefully--the wet road reflects

Synonyms for reflect in the sense of this definition

(reflect is a kind of ...) give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.

"The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits"

(... is a kind of reflect ) be resplendent or radiant; to shine brightly

"The Queen's garments resplended in velvet and jewels"

(... is a kind of reflect ) be sharply reflected

"The moon glared back at itself from the lake's surface"

(... is a kind of reflect ) reflect light or colors like an opal

"Distant clouds opalesce like pale brocade" "raindrops caught in a sunbeam seem to opalesce"

(... is a kind of reflect ) be or become luminescent; exhibit luminescence

(... is a kind of reflect ) reflect brightly

"Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside"

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