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English definition of “reflect”

reflect

verb uk   /rɪˈflekt/ us  

reflect verb (RETURN)

B2 [I or T] If a surface reflects light, heat, sound, or an image, it sends the light, etc. back and does not absorb it: He saw himself reflected in the water/mirror/shop window. The light reflected off the surface of the water.Optics, microscopy and lasersEyesight, glasses and lensesPhysical and chemical processes

reflect verb (SHOW)

B2 [T] to show, express, or be a sign of something: The statistics reflect a change in people's spending habits.Showing and demonstrating

reflect verb (THINK)

B2 [I] formal to think carefully, especially about possibilities and opinions: The manager demanded time to reflect (on what to do). [+ that] She reflected that this was probably the last time she would see him.Thinking and contemplating
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of reflect from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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