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Reflect meaning

reflect - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. give evidence of a certain behavior; " His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him"
  2. 2. To give back an image or likeness of; to mirror.
  3. 3. To throw back light, heat, or the like; to return rays or beams.
  4. 4. To be sent back; to rebound as from a surface; to revert; to return.
  5. 5. To throw or turn back the thoughts upon anything; to contemplate. Specifically: To attend earnestly to what passes within the mind; to attend to the facts or phenomena of consciousness; to use attention or earnest thought; to meditate; especially, to think in relation to moral truth or rules.
  6. 6. To cast reproach; to cause censure or dishonor.
  7. 7. To bend back; to give a backwad turn to; to throw back; especially, to cause to return after striking upon any surface; as, a mirror reflects rays of light; polished metals reflect heat.
  8. 8. To bend or throw back from a surface.
  9. 9. To revolve in the mind; cast reproach.

reflect - examples of usage

  1. It is curious now to reflect that we, in common with many others, were convinced that it would never pay to work to a greater depth than about ten feet. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. Some movement behind him made him reflect that Katharine had the power, if she chose, to be in person what he dreamed of her spirit. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Nor is the social state of things altogether pleasant to reflect on. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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