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Crossword Answers for: R????CT

reflect

reflect
(v.) 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.
(v.) To give back an image or likeness of; to mirror.
(v. i.) To throw back light, heat, or the like; to return rays or beams.
(v. i.) To be sent back; to rebound as from a surface; to revert; to return.
(v. i.) 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.
(v. i.) To cast reproach; to cause censure or dishonor.

refract

refract
(n.) To bend sharply and abruptly back; to break off.
(n.) To break the natural course of, as rays of light orr heat, when passing from one transparent medium to another of different density; to cause to deviate from a direct course by an action distinct from reflection; as, a dense medium refrcts the rays of light as they pass into it from a rare medium.

respect

respect
(v.) The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular consideration to; hence, care; caution.
(v.) Esteem; regard; consideration; honor.
(v.) An expression of respect of deference; regards; as, to send one's respects to another.
(v.) Reputation; repute.
(v.) Relation; reference; regard.
(v.) Particular; point regarded; point of view; as, in this respect; in any respect; in all respects.
(v.) Consideration; motive; interest.
(v. t.) To take notice of; to regard with special attention; to regard as worthy of special consideration; hence, to care for; to heed.
(v. t.) To consider worthy of esteem; to regard with honor.
(v. t.) To look toward; to front upon or toward.
(v. t.) To regard; to consider; to deem.
(v. t.) To have regard to; to have reference to; to relate to; as, the treaty particularly respects our commerce.

retract

retract
(n.) The pricking of a horse's foot in nailing on a shoe.
(v. i.) To draw back; to draw up; as, muscles retract after amputation.
(v. i.) To take back what has been said; to withdraw a concession or a declaration.
(v. t.) To draw back; to draw up or shorten; as, the cat can retract its claws; to retract a muscle.
(v. t.) To withdraw; to recall; to disavow; to recant; to take back; as, to retract an accusation or an assertion.
(v. t.) To take back,, as a grant or favor previously bestowed; to revoke.