Definition of 'reflect'
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One person told of how they could still see the graphic images reflected in the train window. Times, Sunday Times (2017)That reflects a reality but it is not the whole story. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It’s prepared in creative ways that reflect the sensibilities of the chef. Smithsonian Mag (2017)It did not reflect my real thinking. The Sun (2016)It is possible to tell what chemicals are present from the signature of the light they reflect back. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Let your outfit do the talking by reflecting the light so you stand out for all the right reasons. The Sun (2017)Did he pause for the remotest moment at the turn of the new year to reflect on how well it had gone? Times, Sunday Times (2017)The interviewer, reflecting the prevailing attitudes of the time, seemed mystified. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was not the most helpful of asides, the party management may reflect, although it was at least honest. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is what drama is all about: a highly polished mirror reflecting the realities of a messy, urban world. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You may reflect on motives and influences. A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995)These reflect light and can reduce the appearance of dark circles. The Sun (2012)This way the camera stays out of the reflected image providing a cinematic trick! Times, Sunday Times (2008)They were both reflected in its mirror. BomberThat fragmented approach may well reflect the fragmented stewardship of the process under four different ministers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The tropics absorb more solar energy than they reflect back into space. Christianity Today (2000)The polls are beginning to reflect this reality. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Knight constructs a constantly evolving collage by layering the rhythmic play of street lights reflected in glass. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The frustrations of the case have also been reflected in public attitudes. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Our potency as singletons is reflected in the way we are increasingly respected as consumers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This will reflect heat and protect the young fire from getting too much wind. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Painting walls light or neutral colours also reflects light and helps make rooms appear bigger. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Then he looked down at the table reflecting a dark image of his face. The Broken God (1993)The master bedroom has a mirrored wall that reflects the panoramic view of the mountains. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Not to mention a legacy that reflects well on me. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In the hotel bar blue lights reflected off empty glasses. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The commentary reflects an attitude of intolerance towards fellow pool swimmers less physically capable. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It reflects an outmoded way of thinking. The Sun (2013)They will come on quickly and benefit from the reflected heat at the foot of a wall. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Our elected officials should reflect reality. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You may like to reflect that there is no-one who understands fully how a jumbo jet works. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They reflect sunlight back into space, which helps to cool temperatures on the ground. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The way his company is run also reflects the new thinking in China. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If you're fed up with squinting as the sun reflects off the surf, these are a top option. The Sun (2012)
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Translations for 'reflect'
British English: reflect /rɪˈflɛkt/ VERB
If something reflects an attitude or situation, it shows that the attitude or situation exists.
His confidence was reflected in his great performance.
- American English: reflect
- Arabic: يَعْكِس
- Brazilian Portuguese: refletir
- Chinese: 反射
- Croatian: odraziti
- Czech: odrážet svědčit o čem
- Danish: reflektere
- Dutch: weerspiegelen
- European Spanish: reflejar
- Finnish: heijastaa
- French: refléter
- German: reflektieren
- Greek: αντανακλώ
- Italian: riflettere
- Japanese: 反射する
- Korean: 반사하다
- Norwegian: reflektere
- Polish: odbić
- European Portuguese: refletir
- Romanian: a se reflecta
- Russian: отражать
- Spanish: reflejar
- Swedish: tänka över
- Thai: สะท้อนกลับ
- Turkish: yansıtmak
- Ukrainian: відбивати
- Vietnamese: phản chiếu
Definition of reflect from the Collins English Dictionary
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