Adjective: reflecting ri'flek-ting
Verb: reflect ri'flekt
- Causing reflection or having a device that reflects
"a reflecting microscope"
- Manifest or bring back
"This action reflects his true beliefs"
- Think deeply about a subject or question over a period of time
"The scientist must stop to observe and start to reflect";
- chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate
- (acoustics) to throw or bend back (from a surface)
"Sound is reflected well in this auditorium";
- Be bright by reflecting or casting light
"Drive carefully--the wet road reflects";
- (optics) show an image of
"her sunglasses reflected his image"
- Give evidence of a certain behaviour
"His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him"
- Give evidence of the quality of
"The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student"
See also: reflective
Type of: attest, cerebrate, certify, cogitate, demonstrate, designate, emit, evidence, give off, give out, indicate, manifest, point, show, think
Encyclopedia: Reflecting Reflect