Reflect - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈflekt|  American pronunciation of the word reflect
Brit.  |rɪˈflekt|  British pronunciation of the word reflect


- manifest or bring back
This action reflects his true beliefs
- reflect deeply on a subject (syn: contemplate, excogitate, meditate, mull, muse, ponder, ruminate, speculate, think over)
- to throw or bend back (from a surface) (syn: reverberate)
Sound is reflected well in this auditorium
- be bright by reflecting or casting light (syn: shine)
Drive carefully--the wet road reflects
- 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

Extra examples

The old church is reflected in the glass exterior of the skyscraper.

Her book clearly reflects her beliefs.

Where you learned a language is reflected in your accent.

The sea reflected back the bright sunlight.

White walls reflect more light than dark walls.

The clouds were reflected in the water.

The election results do not always reflect back the views of the voters.

The pulse reflects the condition of the heart.

Her unfounded accusations reflected on her credibility.

He reflected that he had no right to do this.

She could see her face reflected in the car's windshield.

The drop in consumer spending reflects concern about the economy.

The increasing racial diversity of the US is reflected in the latest census statistics.

How much you're paid reflects how important you are to the company you work for.

Wear something white - it reflects the heat.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: reflect
he/she/it: reflects
present participle: reflecting
past tense: reflected
past participle: reflected
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