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Definition of Reflect


  1. To bend back; to give a backwa/d 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.
  2. To give back an image or likeness of; to mirror.
  3. To throw back light, heat, or the like; to return rays or beams.
  4. To be sent back; to rebound as from a surface; to revert; to return.
  5. 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.
  6. To cast reproach; to cause censure or dishonor.

Reflect Quotations

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Mark Twain

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.
Thomas Jefferson

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it. - Ernest Holmes
Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.
Ernest Holmes

One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
Lao Tzu

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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Reflect Translations

reflect in Danish is kaste tilbage
reflect in Dutch is reflecteren, terugkaatsen, spiegelen
reflect in Italian is riflettere, riflettere
reflect in Latin is pondero, consulo
reflect in Portuguese is refleta
reflect in Spanish is superior, reflejar, razonar

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