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.
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]
- reflected plan,
- reflecting telescope,
- reflection coefficient