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  Words related to reflect

Related / Similar Words: chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate, reverberate, shine

 

Definition:
  • reflect deeply on a subject; "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";
  • give evidence of the quality of; "The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student";
  • give evidence of a certain behavior; "His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him";
  • to throw or bend back or reflect (from a surface); "A mirror in the sun can reflect light into a person''s eyes"; "Sound is reflected well in this auditorium";
  • manifest or bring back; "This action reflects his true beliefs";
  • be bright by reflecting or casting light; "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects";

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    Hyponyms: premeditate, theologize, theologise, introspect, bethink, cogitate, wonder, question, puzzle, study, consider, mirror, reverberate, redound, resplend, glare, opalesce, luminesce, sparkle, scintillate, coruscate

     

    Grouped Verbs: reverberate

     

    Derivational Morphology: meditation, speculation, contemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulness, muser, muller, ponderer, ruminator, muse, reflector, shiner, radiance, radiancy, shine, effulgence, refulgence, refulgency

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 反映   Dutch: weerkaatsen  
    Finnish: heijastaa   French: réfléchir  
    German: widerspiegeln   Italian: riflettere  
    Japanese: 移す   Korean: 반사하다  
    Portuguese: refletir   Russian: отражать  
    Spanish: reflejar   Swedish: återkasta  
     
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