Definitions of reflect

  1. To throw back light, heat, & c.; to bend back; to consider thoughtfully, specially on one's actions. To reflect on, to cast censure or reproach.
  2. To throw back, as rays of light or heat which have struck on any substance; to give back an image of, as in a mirror; to give back as a result; as, his act reflects honor upon him; to show the effect of; as, her conduct reflects her mother's training.
  3. To bend back: to throw back after striking upon any surface, as light, etc.
  4. To bend or throw back from a surface.
  5. To throw back, as rays of light.
  6. To return an image of.
  7. To be sent back; to rebound as from a surface; to revert; to return.
  8. To cast reproach; to cause censure or dishonor.
  9. To throw back rays of light, etc.; to give back an image; to consider in the mind; think; cast reproach; cause shame or blame; as, bad behavior in school reflects upon home training.
  10. To be thrown back, as light, heat, etc.: to revolve in the mind: to consider attentively or deeply: to ponder: to cast reproach or censure.
  11. To revolve in the mind; cast reproach.
  12. give evidence of the quality of; " The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student"
  13. give evidence that someone has acted in a certain way; " His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him"
  14. to throw or bend back or reflect ( from a surface); " A mirror in the sun can reflect light into a person's eyes"; " Sound is reflected well in this auditorium"
  15. manifest or bring back; " This action reflects his true beliefs"
  16. give evidence of a certain behavior; " His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him"
  17. To give back an image or likeness of; to mirror.
  18. To throw or turn back the thoughts upon anything; to contemplate. Specifically: To attend earnestly to what passes within the mind; to attend to the facts or phenomena of consciousness; to use attention or earnest thought; to meditate; especially, to think in relation to moral truth or rules.
  19. To bend back; to give a backwad turn to; to throw back; especially, to cause to return after striking upon any surface; as, a mirror reflects rays of light; polished metals reflect heat.
  20. To send back rays, as of light.
  21. To think upon the past; ponder; meditate.
  22. To cast reproach; blame.
  23. To throw back, specially after striking on a surface.
  24. To throw back light, heat, & c.; to return rays or beams; to throw back; to revolve in the mind; to ponder; to meditate; to cast censure or reproach on or upon.