reflect on

Meaning: to think deeply about something

Synonym: contemplate, ponder, think about

For example:

  • reflect on sth After her divorce, Pamela reflected on the relationships she'd had and on why they hadn't lasted very long.

  • reflect on sth Every New Year's Day, Angelo reflects on what he's achieved in the previous year.

Quick Quiz:

After losing the election, the ex-governor reflected on

a. his stamp collection

b. his investment portfolio

c. his life in politics

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