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reflect (v.)

late 14c., "turn or bend back;" early 15c., "to divert, to turn aside, deflect," from Old French reflecter (14c.), from Latin reflectere "bend back, turn back" (see reflection). Of mirrors or polished surfaces, to shine back light rays or images, early 15c.; meaning "to turn one's thoughts back on" is c. 1600. Related: Reflected; reflecting.

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Definitions of reflect from WordNet

reflect (v.)
manifest or bring back;
This action reflects his true beliefs
reflect (v.)
reflect deeply on a subject;
Synonyms: chew over / think over / meditate / ponder / excogitate / contemplate / muse / mull / mull over / ruminate / speculate
reflect (v.)
to throw or bend back (from a surface);
Sound is reflected well in this auditorium
Synonyms: reverberate
reflect (v.)
be bright by reflecting or casting light;
Drive carefully--the wet road reflects
Synonyms: shine
reflect (v.)
show an image of;
her sunglasses reflected his image
reflect (v.)
give evidence of a certain behavior;
His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him
reflect (v.)
give evidence of the quality of;
The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student
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