reflect
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reflect(
rih
-
flehkt
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to show an image of)
a. reflejar
I saw myself reflected in the shop window.Me vi reflejada en la vitrina.
The snow reflected the moonlight.La nieve reflejaba la luz de la luna.
2. (to throw back)
a. reflejar
These new windows reflect the sun's heat. Estas ventanas nuevas reflejan el calor del sol.
3. (to be manifested)
a. reflejar
His political views are reflected in his work.Su opinión política está reflejada en su trabajo.
4. (to muse)
a. reflexionar
"Maybe it's for the best," she reflected."Tal vez fue para bien," reflexionó.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to be thrown back)
a. reflejarse
The sun was reflecting off the opposing windows.El sol se reflejaba en las ventanas de enfrente.
6. (to ponder)
a. reflexionar
Now I have time to reflect on everything that's happened.Ahora tengo tiempo para reflexionar sobre todo lo que ha pasado.
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reflect
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (image, light)
a. reflejar
to be reflectedreflejarse
2. (mood, personality)
a. reflejar
3. (think)
a.
to reflect that…considerar que…
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (think)
a. reflexionar
to reflect well/badly on somebodydejar en buen/mal lugar a alguien
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reflect [rɪˈflekt]
transitive verb
1 [+light, image] reflejar
plants reflected in the water plantas reflejadas en el agua; I saw him/myself reflected in the mirror lo vi/me vi reflejado en el espejo
2 [+situation, emotion, opinion] reflejar; hacerse eco de
the difficulties are reflected in his report las dificultades se reflejan en su informe; el informe se hace eco de las dificultades; the speech reflects credit on him el discurso le hace honor; to bask in reflected glory disfrutar de la gloria ajena
3 (say) reflexionar
"the war has educated many of us," he reflected —la guerra nos ha concienciado a muchos —reflexionó; he reflected that life had not treated him so badly pensándolo bien, la vida no le había tratado tan mal
intransitive verb
1
to reflect off sth [+light, heat] reflejarse en algo; [+sound] salir rebotado de algo
2 (think, meditate) reflexionar; pensar
reflect before you act reflexione antes de obrar; if we but reflect a moment sí solo reflexionamos un instante; to reflect on sth reflexionar or meditar sobre algo
3
to reflect on or upon sth/sb: it reflects on all of us eso tiende a perjudicarnos or desprestigiarnos a todos; it reflects on her reputation eso pone en tela de juicio su reputación; to reflect well on or upon sb hacer honor a algn; to reflect badly on or upon sb decir poco en favor de algn; it will reflect badly on the university eso dará una imagen poco favorable de la universidad
that reflects ill upon him
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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