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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
reflect (verb)
transitive verb
1.
archaic to turn into or away from a course - deflect
2.
to prevent passage of and cause to change direction - a mirror reflects light
3.
to bend or fold back
4.
to give back or exhibit as an image, likeness, or outline - mirror the clouds were reflected in the water
5.
to bring or cast as a result - his attitude reflects little credit on his judgment
6.
to make manifest or apparent - show the painting reflects his artistic vision the pulse reflects the condition of the heart
7.
intransitive verb
- realize consider
1.
to throw back light or sound
2.
a) to think quietly and calmly
b) to express a thought or opinion resulting from - reflection
3.
a) to tend to bring reproach or discredit - an investigation that reflects on all the members of the department
b) to bring about a specified appearance or characterization - an act which reflects well on her
c) to have a bearing or influence think
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
reflect (verb)
1.
to reproduce or show (an exact likeness) as a mirror would
SYNONIMS:
image, mirror
RELATED WORDS:
clone, copy, duplicate, imitate, reduplicate, repeat, replicate, reproduce
reflect (verb)
2.
to make a statement of one's opinion
SYNONIMS:
allow, comment, editorialize, note, observe, opine, reflect, weigh in
RELATED WORDS:
commentate; articulate, express, say, speak, state, talk, tell, utter, verbalize, vocalize; conjecture, daresay, guess, speculate, suppose, surmise
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