Definition of "reflect" []

  • To throw or bend back (light, for example) from a surface. See Synonyms at echo. (verb-transitive)
  • To give back or show an image of (an object); mirror. (verb-transitive)
  • To make apparent; express or manifest: Her work reflects intelligence. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring as a consequence: The victory reflects credit on the coach. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To bend back. (verb-transitive)
  • To undergo or cause to undergo a process in which light, other electromagnetic radiation, sound, particles, etc, are thrown back after impinging on a surface (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (of a mirror, etc) to form an image of (something) by reflection (verb)
  • To show or express (verb)
  • To bring as a consequence (verb)
  • To cause to be regarded in a specified way (verb)
  • To cast dishonour, discredit, etc (on) (verb)
  • To think, meditate, or ponder (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "reflect" in a sentence
  • ""ACT is thrilled to be a part of the vibrant Chattanooga healthcare community, and it seemed appropriate that our name reflect that we are no longer Atlanta-based," said Paul J."
  • "So it is actually important that the label reflect the best therapies available but -- in summary, we're committed, as soon as possible, to get newly diagnosed and maintenance label claims in the global label around the world and the United States."
  • "The ESV chooses behold, but the NIV translators use the word reflect."