Translation of reflect in Spanish:


reflejar, v.

Pronunciation /rɪˈflɛkt//rəˈflɛkt/

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1

      (light/heat/sound) reflejar
      her face was reflected in the mirror su cara se reflejaba en el espejo
      • Other sunbeams are reflected from the top surface of the oil film.
      • The lightness or darkness of a color affects whether it can absorb or reflect heat and light.
      • Older skin has a rougher surface, which doesn't reflect the light, giving it a much duller appearance.
      • Light streamed in, not from the windows on the wall, but from mirrors reflecting sunlight off the roof.
      • The colour of a pigment is dictated by the way it absorbs certain parts of the spectrum that make up visible light and reflects others.
      • Light falling on the water surface is either reflected or refracted towards the pool floor.
      • Natural and artificial light is reflected from the polished and honed surfaces of the stone clad interior.
      • The theory behind it is a black tray absorbs reflected light better than a standard beige or white tray.
      • In my own garden I have an old stone wall with remnants of whitewash that reflects the sunlight and heat in summer.
      • Reflectance, on the other hand, is determined by how much of the surface is reflecting the light.
      • The coins glimmered in my palm, dully reflecting the dim light cast by the streetlamp overhead.
      • Venetian blinds, although not as effective as draperies, can be adjusted to let in some light and air while reflecting the sun's heat.
      • Straight lines are solar radiation, partly reflected back to space by dust and aerosols.
      • He showed that these waves travelled at the speed of light and, like light, could be reflected and refracted.
      • He is also wearing glasses that in the mirror reflect light so it appears that he cannot see his eyes.
      • However, there is a way to avoid an echo, the problem is that it depends on your distance from the object reflecting the sound, and not the type of sound itself.
      • White reflects all wavelengths evenly, but a blue surface reflects only blue and absorbs red and green.
      • So the polluted clouds were reflecting more light back into space, preventing the heat of the sun from getting through.
      • Pavement reflects or absorbs heat, depending on whether it is light or dark in color.
      • The less ice there is, the less sunlight is reflected back into space.

    • 1.2

      (feeling/mood/situation) reflejar
      this is reflected in her work esto se refleja en su trabajo
      • The statistics reflect a continuing downward trend in overall crime rates during the past three years.
      • So I've now changed the message to more accurately reflect what has happened.
      • The differing views reflected differing policies, Rubin suggested.
      • Maternal perceptions are important, but do not necessarily reflect family realities.
      • An amount could, therefore, be agreed at the outset to reflect the appropriate rate for the period.
      • The poll also reflects increasing confidence in the economy's performance over the coming months.
      • Fortunately, today's Radio 1 is a much more diverse place, better reflecting the cultural choices available in the UK.
      • In that sense, Daniel Cohen's intricate study simply reflects that reality.
      • First, size changes do not necessarily reflect permanent changes in the environmental conditions experienced by an individual.
      • Human nature is greedy, devious and sleazy, and most salacious tabloid stories are merely reflecting that fact.
      • First, how do we know the leaks accurately reflected what Malvo told the police?
      • Lydia was a lady now and would have to wear the appropriate clothing to reflect her new status.
      • Yet, these changes do not always simply reflect changes in firm boundaries.
      • The share price, down 37 % over the past 12 months, reflects growing pessimism.
      • The inflation rate would more accurately reflect what's actually happening on the ground.
      • Technically, both films reflect the customary unspectacular competence associated with Hallmark productions.
      • Scriabin's youthful compositions reflect to a large degree the influence of Chopin.
      • The survey results reflect this trend, as does the current industry research.
      • Suffice to say, his language does not always reflect underlying reality.
      • Sadly, Ron Atkinson's racist comments merely reflect attitudes that still dog professional football.

  • 2

    • I sincerely hope this man will reflect on my response and consider his action in the event of a similar occurrence.
    • Maybe she will then reflect on that further, as we go through the legislation.
    • Each guest gets to take an ornament off the tree, carefully wrap it in tissue and reflect on the year that's ending and the one to come.
    • The Government has to reflect on that and consider what to do next and how to take things forward.
    • Lindsey spent the night walking around and reflecting on all the good and bad that occurred in her life.
    • It is relevant to reflect for a moment on what, exactly, diplomatic immunity is.
    • That is a serious matter that I think this House should reflect on very carefully.
    • Let's reflect for a moment on how well the current policy has been working.
    • Dr Hope said he would read the petitioners' letter carefully and would need to reflect on their point of view.
    • Anyone who carefully reflects on the merit of this legislation will see that it is hugely flawed.
    • At the end of the intervention, they must reflect on the learning experience.
    • It offers a chance to reflect upon the year's achievements and consider the challenges ahead.
    • But we should reflect for a moment upon what, exactly, is happening here.
    • It is relevant to reflect just for a moment on what our history of law reporting in New Zealand has been.
    • Soon, very soon, it will all be a memory, just something in the past to reflect upon and talk about - or maybe just forget.
    • We have directed our students to reflect on their experiences in collaborative groups.
    • Looking around the room and reflecting on the day, I remembered a conversation I had with one of my cohorts.
    • I hope those who meet to consider York's future next month reflect on this salutary tale.
    • Weitzel's texts often reflect upon contemporary art practice and the artist's place in society.
    • People have the power to contemplate and reflect upon infinity and eternity, concepts which are totally beyond the realm of the physical world.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    to reflect on sth reflexionar sobre algo
  • 2

    (light/heat) reflejarse