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Respond vs. Reflect

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  • Respond (verb)

    To say something in return; to answer; to reply.

    "to respond to a question or an argument"

  • Respond (verb)

    To act in return; to carry out an action or in return to a force or stimulus; to do something in response

  • Respond (verb)

    To correspond with; to suit.

  • Respond (verb)

    To satisfy; to answer.

    "The prisoner was held to respond the judgment of the court."

  • Respond (noun)

    A response.

  • Respond (noun)

    A versicle or short anthem chanted at intervals during the reading of a lection.

  • Respond (noun)

    A half-pillar, pilaster, or any corresponding device engaged in a wall to receive the impost of an arch.

  • Reflect (verb)

    To bend back (light, etc.) from a surface.

    "A mirror reflects the light that shines on it."

  • Reflect (verb)

    To be bent back (light, etc.) from a surface.

    "The moonlight reflected from the surface of water."

  • Reflect (verb)

    To mirror, or show the image of something.

    "The shop window reflected his image as he walked past."

  • Reflect (verb)

    To be mirrored.

    "His image reflected from the shop window as he walked past."

  • Reflect (verb)

    To agree with; to closely follow.

    "Entries in English dictionaries aim to reflect common usage."

  • Reflect (verb)

    To give evidence of someone's or something's character etc.

    "The team's victory reflects the Captain's abilities."

    "The teacher's ability reflects well on the school."

  • Reflect (verb)

    To think seriously; to ponder or consider.

    "People do that sort of thing every day, without ever stopping to reflect on the consequences."

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  • Respond (verb)

    To say somethin in return; to answer; to reply; as, to respond to a question or an argument.

  • Respond (verb)

    To show some effect in return to a force; to act in response; to accord; to correspond; to suit.

  • Respond (verb)

    To render satisfaction; to be answerable; as, the defendant is held to respond in damages.

  • Respond

    To answer; to reply.

  • Respond

    To suit or accord with; to correspond to.

  • Respond (noun)

    An answer; a response.

  • Respond (noun)

    A short anthem sung at intervals during the reading of a chapter.

  • Respond (noun)

    A half pier or pillar attached to a wall to support an arch.

  • Reflect

    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.

  • Reflect

    To give back an image or likeness of; to mirror.

  • Reflect (verb)

    To throw back light, heat, or the like; to return rays or beams.

  • Reflect (verb)

    To be sent back; to rebound as from a surface; to revert; to return.

  • Reflect (verb)

    To throw or turn back the thoughts upon anything; to contemplate. Specifically: To attend earnestly to what passes within the mind; to attend to the facts or phenomena of consciousness; to use attention or earnest thought; to meditate; especially, to think in relation to moral truth or rules.

  • Reflect (verb)

    To cast reproach; to cause censure or dishonor.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Respond (verb)

    show a response or a reaction to something

  • Respond (verb)

    reply or respond to;

    "She didn't want to answer"

    "answer the question"

    "We answered that we would accept the invitation"

  • Respond (verb)

    respond favorably or as hoped;

    "The cancer responded to the aggressive therapy"

  • Reflect (verb)

    manifest or bring back;

    "This action reflects his true beliefs"

  • Reflect (verb)

    to throw or bend back or reflect (from a surface);

    "A mirror in the sun can reflect light into a person's eyes"

    "Sound is reflected well in this auditorium"

  • Reflect (verb)

    reflect deeply on a subject;

    "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"

    "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"

    "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"

  • Reflect (verb)

    be bright by reflecting or casting light;

    "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects"

  • Reflect (verb)

    give evidence of a certain behavior;

    "His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him"

  • Reflect (verb)

    give evidence of the quality of;

    "The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student"

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