动词过去式:reflected 过去分词:reflected 现在分词:reflecting 第三人称单数:reflects
flect＝to bend（弯曲） 变化型 flex
1 [esp passive 尤用于被动语态
(a) ~ sb/sth (in sth) (of a mirror, etc) make a visible image of sb/sth （指镜子等）映出某人[某物]的影像
*trees reflected in a window/lake 窗上[湖中]映出的树影
* He looked at his face reflected in the mirror. 他照镜子看看脸.
(b) ~ sth (from sth) (of a surface) throw back (light, heat, sound) （指物体表面）反射（光、热、声）
*The heat reflected from the white sand formed a mirage. 热气经白色的沙面反射形成了蜃景.
* The moon shines with reflected light. 月球是藉反射阳光而发光的.
2 [Tn] (fig 比喻) show the nature of or express (sth); correspond to 表现（某事物）的性质; 表达（某事物）; 符合
*Her sad looks reflected the nature of her thoughts. 她面带忧伤显出心事重重.
* The literature of a period reflects its values and tastes. 某一时期的文学可反映出该时期的价值观念和审美观念.
* Increased sales were reflected in higher profits. 销售量的增加带来了更大的利润.
3 [I, Ipr, Tf, Tw no passive 不用于被动语态] ~ (on/upon sth) think deeply about, or remind oneself of, past events; consider 沉思或思忆（往事）; 思考
*I need time to reflect (on your offer/on what you offered). 我需要时间来考虑（你的建议[你提出的建议]）.
* She reflected that his argument was probably true. 她心想他的理由也可能对.
* How distant those times seemed now, he reflected. 他在想那些日子现在已显得多么遥远.
4 (idm 习语) reflect (well, badly, etc) on sb/sth show or suggest that sb/sth is sound, unsound, etc 表明或显出某人[某事物]健全、不健全等
*This scandal will reflect badly on the Party as a whole. 这件丑闻可以说明这个党在整体上不健康. reflect credit, discredit, etc on sb/sth (of actions, results, etc) bring honour, dishonour, etc to sb/sth （指行为、结果等）给某人[某事物]带来光荣、耻辱等
*These excellent results reflect great credit on all our staff. 这些优异的成绩给我们全体工作人员带来了莫大的光荣.
* Stealing reflects dishonour on your family. 偷窃行为会使家人蒙羞.
1【image】2【be a sign of something】3【light/heat/sound】4【think about something】Phrasal verbs reflect on/upon somebody/something
1300-1400; Language: Latin;Origin:
reflectere 'to bend back'
, from flectere 'to bend'
]【IMAGE】 [T usually passive]
if a person or a thing is reflected in a mirror, glass, or water, you can see an image of the person or thing on the surface of the mirror, glass, or waterbe reflected in sth She could see her face reflected in the car's windshield.【BE A SIGN OF SOMETHING】 [T not usually in progressive]
to show or be a sign of a particular situation or feeling The drop in consumer spending reflects concern about the economy.be reflected in sth The increasing racial diversity of the US is reflected in the latest census statistics.reflect who/what/how etc How much you're paid reflects how important you are to the company you work for.【LIGHT/HEAT/SOUND】a) [T]
if a surface reflects light, heat, or sound, it sends back the light etc that reaches it Wear something white - it reflects the heat.b) [I always + adverb/preposition]
if light, heat, or sound reflects off something it reaches, it comes back from it【THINK ABOUT SOMETHING】 [I and T]
to think carefully about something, or to say something that you have been thinking aboutreflect on He had time to reflect on his successes and failures.reflect that Moe reflected that he had never seen Sherry so happy.reflect on/upon /
[reflect on/upon sb/sth] phr v
to influence people's opinion of someone or something, especially in a bad way If my children are rude, that reflects on me as a parent.
1. Every solid object will reflect a sound, varying according to the size and nature of the object. 任何固体者反射声音，反射的声音因物体的大小和性质的不同而不同。
2. The next time someone interprets something differently from you — say, a controversial political event — pause to reflect on the role of life experience and consider it a gift of perception. 下次如果有人对某件事与你有不同的看法，比如某个有争议的政治事件，停下来想想这其实是生活阅历使然，应把它看作一种感知能力的馈赠。
3. "This doesn't reflect on your job performance; sales are down 30 per cent this month." "虽然这个月的销售额下降了30%，但这不影响你的工作业绩。"
4. My parents' faces reflect anticipation and anxiety. 我父母脸上流露出期待和焦急的神情。
5. In addition, students are given time to reflect on the information before replying. 这一交流场所消除了一些学生自我表达的视觉障碍。