One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the snow reflects a great deal of light’
send back, throw back, cast back, give back, bounce back, shine back, return, mirror
2‘their facial expressions reflected their feelings’
indicate, show, display, demonstrate, be evidence of, register, reveal, betray, evince, disclose, exhibit, manifest
express, bespeak, communicate, bear out, attest, prove, evidence
3‘he reflected on his responsibilities as a teacher’
think about, give thought to, consider, give consideration to, review, mull over, contemplate, study, cogitate about, cogitate on, meditate on, muse on, deliberate about, deliberate on, ruminate about, ruminate on, ruminate over, dwell on, brood on, brood over, agonize over, worry about, chew over, puzzle over, speculate about, weigh up, revolve, turn over in one's mind, be in a brown study
informal put on one's thinking cap
archaic pore on
‘the incident reflected badly on the government’
discredit, do discredit to, be a discredit to, disgrace, shame, put in a bad light, damage, blemish the reputation of, damage the reputation of, tarnish the reputation of, give a bad name to, bring into disrepute, become a blot of the escutcheon of, become a stain of the escutcheon of, detract from
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