Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb reflect

7 senses of reflect

Sense 1
reflect -- (manifest or bring back; "This action reflects his true beliefs")
       => indicate, point, designate, show -- (indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively; "I showed the customer the glove section"; "He pointed to the empty parking space"; "he indicated his opponents")

Sense 2
chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate -- (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")
       => think, cogitate, cerebrate -- (use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere")

Sense 3
reflect, reverberate -- (to throw or bend back (from a surface); "Sound is reflected well in this auditorium")

Sense 4
reflect, shine -- (be bright by reflecting or casting light; "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects")
       => emit, give out, give off -- (give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits")

Sense 5
reflect -- (show an image of; "her sunglasses reflected his image")
       => show -- (make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please")

Sense 6
reflect -- (give evidence of a certain behavior; "His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him")
       => attest, certify, manifest, demonstrate, evidence -- (provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes; "His high fever attested to his illness"; "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"; "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness")

Sense 7
reflect -- (give evidence of the quality of; "The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student")
       => attest, certify, manifest, demonstrate, evidence -- (provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes; "His high fever attested to his illness"; "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"; "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness")

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