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reflect

verb
 
 
/rɪˈflekt/
SHOW [T] B2 to show or be a sign of something: The statistics reflect a change in people's spending habits.Showing and demonstrating
SEND BACK [T] If a surface reflects heat, light, sound, etc, it sends the light, etc back and does not absorb it.Physical and chemical processesThe state of matter
IMAGE [I, T] B2 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.Physical and chemical processesThe state of matter
THINK [I] formal B2 to think in a serious and careful way: In prison, he had plenty of time to reflect on the crimes he had committed.Thinking and contemplating
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