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reflect on


Consider or think carefully about, as in She reflected on her country's role in history. [c. 1600] A closely related phrase is on due reflection, meaning “after careful consideration.” For example, On due reflection I decided to vote for the incumbent.

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reflect on one. Give evidence of one's qualities, as in The hasty preparation of this report will reflect on you. [Second half of 1600s]

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Related Words for reflect on

reevaluate, reconsider, reexamine, analyze, revise, reassess, vilify, disgrace, smear, ruin, defame, slander, degrade, disprove, destroy, disparage, sully, debase, discredit, defile