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verb reflect pronunciation in American English /rɪˈflekt/
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present tense
present participlereflecting
past tensereflected
past participlereflected

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  1. 1
    [transitive] to show the existence or nature of something
    He said that the statement did not reflect his own views.
    be reflected in: Public anger is reflected in the latest opinion polls.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to think about something carefully
    He reflects for a moment and then begins to speak again.
    reflect on: Josie reflected on how easily she could have been killed.
  3. 3
    [transitive] physics if a surface reflects something, you can see the image of that thing on the surface
    The lake reflected the surrounding mountains.
    be reflected in: I caught a glimpse of them reflected in the mirror.
    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] if light reflects, or if something reflects light, the light shines back off that thing
      Pale colors reflect light.
      reflect off: The morning light reflected off the snow.

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