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Verb

Infinitive
to reflect

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to reflect (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To bend back (light etc) from a surface.
    • A mirror reflects the light that shines on it.
  2. (transitive) To mirror, or show the image of something.
    • The shop window reflected his image as he walked past.
  3. (transitive) To bring as a consequence.
    • The team's victory reflects the Captain's abilities.
  4. (intransitive) To be bent back.
    • The laser light was reflected from the spaceman's visor.
  5. (intransitive) To give evidence of someone's or something's character etc.
    • The teacher's ability reflects well on the school.
  6. (intransitive) To think seriously; to ponder or consider.
    • People do that sort of thing every day, without ever stopping to reflect on the consequences.

Quotations

  • 1985Justin Richards, Option Lock, p 229
    Not for the first time, he reflected that it was not so much the speeches that strained the nerves as the palaver that went with them.

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