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reflect

  
      vt  
     [+image]   réfléchir, refléter  
→ The calm water reflected the mountains beautifully.        
→ his image seemed to be reflected many times in the mirror        
     [+heat, light]   réfléchir  
→ a layer of aluminium to reflect heat        
→ The light is reflected off the window        
   (=reveal)   refléter  
→ The choice of school reflected Dad's hopes for us.        
→ Concern was reflected in the government's budget.        
   (=think)   penser  
→ things were very much changed since before the war, he reflected        
      vi   (=think)   réfléchir, méditer  
→ Take a few moments to reflect.        


reflect on  
      vt fus  
   (=think about)   réfléchir à  
→ I reflected on the child's future        
   (=discredit)        reflect badly on    donner une mauvaise image de  
→ Obviously your behaviour is going to reflect on the whole group ...        
→ Ronnie's incompetence reflects badly on the whole organization.        
   (=do credit to)        reflect well on    donner une bonne image de  
→ If we do well it will reflect on all our teams.        
→ The affair hardly reflected well on the British        
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
reflect v.
refléter

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fred19641927:

réfléchir

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Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
v.
réfléchir
v.
réfléchir sur ; réfléchir à
exp.
donner une mauvaise image de qn/qch
exp.
Un fait très intéressant à analyser ; une chose qui peut nous faire réfléchir
issu de Dickens
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'reflect' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
v.
reflect
exp.
to reflect on
v.
reflect (vt.) ; think (vi.)
v.
reflect (vt.) ; be reflected (vi.)
v.
reflect (vt.) ; be reflected (vi.)
v.
meditate ; reflect ; collect one's thoughts ; gather one's thoughts ; commune ; mourn
exp.
to urge sb to reflect
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