|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)|
"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|
"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"
|6.||[ verb ] give evidence of the quality of|
"The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student"
|Related terms:||attest mirror|