1. [ verb ] manifest or bring back

"This action reflects his true beliefs"

Related terms: indicate redound
2. [ verb ] reflect deeply on a subject
Synonyms: muse ponder meditate think_over chew_over speculate mull contemplate excogitate ruminate mull_over

"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"

Related terms: think study wonder brood bethink puzzle theologise introspect premeditate deliberate contemplation meditation muller muse
3. [ verb ] (physics) to throw or bend back (from a surface)
Synonyms: reverberate

"A mirror in the sun can reflect light into a person's eyes" "Sound is reflected well in this auditorium"

Related terms: mirror reverberate acoustics reflector
4. [ verb ] be bright by reflecting or casting light
Synonyms: shine

"Drive carefully--the wet road reflects"

Related terms: emit sparkle opalesce resplend glare luminesce shiner
5. [ verb ] give evidence that someone has acted in a certain way

"His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him"

Related terms: attest
6. [ verb ] give evidence of the quality of

"The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student"

Related terms: attest mirror
Similar spelling:   reflector