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 for reflect
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Reflect \Re*flect"\ (r?*fl?kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Reflected; p. pr. & vb. n. Reflecting.] [L. reflectere,
     reflexum; pref. re- re- + flectere to bend or turn. See
     Flexible, and cf. Reflex, v.]
     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.
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              Let me mind the reader to reflect his eye on our
              quotations.                           --Fuller.
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              Bodies close together reflect their own color.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. To give back an image or likeness of; to mirror.
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              Nature is the glass reflecting God,
              As by the sea reflected is the sun.   --Young.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Reflect \Re*flect"\ v. i.
     1. To throw back light, heat, or the like; to return rays or
        beams.
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     2. To be sent back; to rebound as from a surface; to revert;
        to return.
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              Whose virtues will, I hope,
              Reflect on Rome, as Titan's rays on earth. --Shak.
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     3. 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.
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              We can not be said to reflect upon any external
              object, except so far as that object has been
              previously perceived, and its image become part and
              parcel of our intellectual furniture. --Sir W.
                                                    Hamilton.
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              All men are concious of the operations of their own
              minds, at all times, while they are awake, but there
              few who reflect upon them, or make them objects of
              thought.                              --Reid.
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              As I much reflected, much I mourned.  --Prior.
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     4. To cast reproach; to cause censure or dishonor.
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              Errors of wives reflect on husbands still. --Dryden.
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              Neither do I reflect in the least upon the memory of
              his late majesty.                     --Swift.
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     Syn: To consider; think; cogitate; mediate; contemplate;
          ponder; muse; ruminate.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  reflect
      v 1: manifest or bring back; "This action reflects his true
           beliefs"
      2: reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the
         afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of
         God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to
         observe and start to excogitate" [syn: chew over, think
         over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate,
         muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate,
         speculate]
      3: to throw or bend back (from a surface); "Sound is reflected
         well in this auditorium" [syn: reflect, reverberate]
      4: be bright by reflecting or casting light; "Drive carefully--
         the wet road reflects" [syn: reflect, shine]
      5: show an image of; "her sunglasses reflected his image"
      6: give evidence of a certain behavior; "His lack of interest in
         the project reflects badly on him"
      7: give evidence of the quality of; "The mess in his dorm room
         reflects on the student"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  181 Moby Thesaurus words for "reflect":
     act like, adumbrate, affect, allude to, arch, assume, attract,
     be abstracted, bend, bend back, blurt, blurt out, body forth,
     borrow, bounce back, bow, bring, bring back, bring to light,
     bring to mind, brood, brood over, call attention to, call back,
     call to mind, call up, cast, cerebrate, chew over, chew the cud,
     chorus, cogitate, comment, con over, conjure up, consider,
     contemplate, copy, counterfeit, crib, crook, curl, curve, debate,
     decurve, deflect, deliberate, deliberate over, deliberate upon,
     demonstrate, digest, disclose, display, ditto, do, do like, dome,
     echo, embody, embow, evaluate, evidence, evoke, examine, exclaim,
     exemplify, exhibit, expose, fake, figure, flex, foreshadow, forge,
     glass, go back, go back over, go like, hark back, hoke, hoke up,
     hook, hump, hunch, illustrate, image, imitate, impersonate,
     incarnate, incurvate, incurve, indicate, inflect, interject,
     introspect, lay bare, let drop, let fall, look back, loop,
     make like, make reference to, meditate, meditate upon, mention,
     mind, mirror, mull over, muse, muse on, muse over, note, observe,
     opine, perpend, personate, personify, plagiarize, play around with,
     play with, point to, ponder, ponder over, prefigure, pretypify,
     project, realize, reason, recall, recall to mind, recapture,
     recollect, recurve, reecho, reevoke, refer to, reflect over,
     reflex, remark, remember, repeat, reproduce, retrace, retroflex,
     retrospect, return, reveal, review, review in retrospect, revive,
     revolve, round, ruminate, ruminate over, run over, sag,
     see in retrospect, send back, shadow, shadow forth, show, simulate,
     speak, speculate, study, suggest, summon up, swag, sweep,
     think back, think of, think over, throw, throw back, toy with,
     turn, turn over, uncover, use hindsight, vault, weigh, wind
  
  

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