Reflect Re*flect" (r?*fl?kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reflected; p. pr. & vb. n. Reflecting.] [L. reflectere, reflexum; pref. re- re- + flectere to bend or turn. See Flexible, and cf. Reflex, v.] 1. To bend back; to give a backwa?d turn to; to throw back; especially, to cause to return after striking upon any surface; as, a mirror reflects rays of light; polished metals reflect heat. Let me mind the reader to reflect his eye on our quotations. --Fuller. Bodies close together reflect their own color. --Dryden. 2. To give back an image or likeness of; to mirror. Nature is the glass reflecting God, As by the sea reflected is the sun. --Young.