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reflect

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of reflect

  1. 1 to reproduce or show (an exact likeness) as a mirror would her face was reflected in the waters of the still pond Synonyms of reflect image, mirror Words Related to reflect clone, copy, duplicate, imitate, reduplicate, repeat, replicate, reproduce

  2. 2 to make a statement of one's opinion reflected on the huge influence that the electronic media have on our national elections Synonyms of reflect allow, comment, editorialize, note, observe, opine, remark, weigh inWords Related to reflect commentate; articulate, express, say, speak, state, talk, tell, utter, verbalize, vocalize; conjecture, daresay, guess, speculate, suppose, surmise

Synonym Discussion of reflect

think, cogitate, reflect, reason, speculate, deliberate mean to use one's powers of conception, judgment, or inference. think is general and may apply to any mental activity, but used alone often suggests attainment of clear ideas or conclusions.
    • teaches students how to think
cogitate implies deep or intent thinking.
    • cogitated on the mysteries of nature
reflect suggests unhurried consideration of something recalled to the mind.
    • reflecting on fifty years of married life
reason stresses consecutive logical thinking.
    • able to reason brilliantly in debate
speculate implies reasoning about things theoretical or problematic.
    • speculated on the fate of the lost explorers
deliberate suggests slow or careful reasoning before forming an opinion or reaching a conclusion or decision.
    • the jury deliberated for five hours


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