Definition of mirror verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    mirror

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈmɪrə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪrər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mirror
    BrE BrE//ˈmɪrə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪrər//
     
    he / she / it mirrors
    BrE BrE//ˈmɪrəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪrərz//
     
    past simple mirrored
    BrE BrE//ˈmɪrəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪrərd//
     
    past participle mirrored
    BrE BrE//ˈmɪrəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪrərd//
     
    -ing form mirroring
    BrE BrE//ˈmɪrərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪrərɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1mirror something to have features that are similar to something else and which show what it is like synonym reflect The music of the time mirrored the feeling of optimism in the country.
  2. 2mirror somebody/something to show the image of somebody/something on the surface of water, glass, etc. synonym reflect She saw herself mirrored in the window.
  3. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French mirour, based on Latin mirare ‘look at’. Early senses also included ‘a crystal used in magic’ and ‘a person deserving imitation’.Extra examples The jump in business confidence has been mirrored by the increase in employment. The shock was mirrored on her face. The trends here closely mirror those in America.
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