Pronunciation: (ri-flekt'), [key]
1. to cast back (light, heat, sound, etc.) from a surface: The mirror reflected the light onto the wall.
2. to give back or show an image of; mirror.
3. (of an act or its result) to serve to cast or bring (credit, discredit, etc.) on its performer.
4. to reproduce; show: followers reflecting the views of the leader.
5. to throw or cast back; cause to return or rebound: Her bitterness reflects gloom on all her family.
1. to be turned or cast back, as light.
2. to cast back light, heat, etc.
3. to be reflected or mirrored.
4. to give back or show an image.
5. to think, ponder, or meditate: to reflect on one's virtues and faults.
6. to serve or tend to bring reproach or discredit by association: His crimes reflected on the whole community.
7. to serve to give a particular aspect or impression: The test reflects well on your abilities.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.