Synonyms of reflect
1 showDictionary • Concern was reflected in the government's budget.
show • She had enough time to show her gratitude.
reveal • A grey carpet was removed to reveal the pine floor.
express • He expressed his anger in a destructive way.
display • It was unlike him to display his feelings.
indicate • The survey indicated that most old people are independent.
demonstrate • Have they demonstrated a commitment to democracy?
exhibit • He has exhibited signs of anxiety and stress.
manifest • He's only convincing when that inner fury manifests itself.
bespeak • His large ears bespeak his ability to hear all.
evince (formal) • He had never, hitherto, evinced any particular interest in economic matters.
2 throw backDictionary • The glass appears to reflect light naturally.
return • They promised to return the money.
mirror • His own shock was mirrored in her face.
echo • Many phrases in the last chapter echo earlier passages.
reproduce • The effect has proved hard to reproduce.
imitate • a precedent which may be imitated by other activists
3 considerDictionary • I reflected on the child's future. usually followed by on
consider • Consider how much you can afford to pay.
think • She closed her eyes for a moment, trying to think.
contemplate • He lay in his hospital bed and cried as he contemplated his future.
deliberate • The jury deliberated for two hours before returning with the verdict.
muse • Many of the papers mused on the fate of the President.
ponder • He didn't waste time pondering the question.
meditate • I was meditating, and reached a higher state of consciousness.
mull over • He had been mulling over the idea of making a movie.
ruminate • I had time to ruminate as I drove along.
cogitate • He was silent as he cogitated on what she had just said.
wonder • I wonder what he's up to.
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• His large ears bespeak his ability to hear all.
cogitateIf you are cogitating, you are thinking deeply about something.
• He was silent as he cogitated on what she had just said.
considerIf you consider something, you think about it carefully.
• Consider how much you can afford to pay.
Thesaurus for reflect from the Collins English Thesaurus
to undergo or cause to undergo a process in which light, other electromagnetic radiation, sound, particles, etc, are thrown back after impinging on a surface