SHOW [T] › to show or be a sign of something: The statistics reflect a change in people's spending habits. SEND BACK [T] › If a surface reflects heat, light, sound, etc, it sends the light, etc back and does not absorb it. IMAGE [I, T] › If a surface such as a mirror or water reflects something, you can see the image of that thing in the mirror, water, etc.: He saw himself reflected in the shop window. THINK [I] formal › to think in a serious and careful way: In prison, he had plenty of time to reflect on the crimes he had committed.