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Meaning & Definition of Reflect in English

English

Reflect

/rɪflɛkt/

verb

1. Manifest or bring back

  • "This action reflects his true beliefs"
    synonym:
  • reflect

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • chew over
  • ,
  • think over
  • ,
  • meditate
  • ,
  • ponder
  • ,
  • excogitate
  • ,
  • contemplate
  • ,
  • muse
  • ,
  • reflect
  • ,
  • mull
  • ,
  • mull over
  • ,
  • ruminate
  • ,
  • speculate

3. To throw or bend back (from a surface)

  • "Sound is reflected well in this auditorium"
    synonym:
  • reflect
  • ,
  • reverberate

4. Be bright by reflecting or casting light

  • "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects"
    synonym:
  • reflect
  • ,
  • shine

5. Show an image of

  • "Her sunglasses reflected his image"
    synonym:
  • reflect

6. Give evidence of a certain behavior

  • "His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him"
    synonym:
  • reflect

7. Give evidence of the quality of

  • "The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student"
    synonym:
  • reflect

Examples of using

It's time to reflect on your past.
This decision will reflect on his future career.