English version

reflexive

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Grammar
reflexivere‧flex‧ive /rɪˈfleksɪv/ adjective technical 🔊 🔊 SLGa reflexive verb or pronoun shows that the action in a sentence affects the person or thing that does the action. In the sentence ‘I enjoyed myself’, ‘myself’ is reflexive.reflexive noun [countable]reflexively adverb
Examples from the Corpus
reflexiveMany management researchers choose to publish the reflexive account separately from the study findings.The last section considered the arguments for publishing such a reflexive account within management.At birth, schemata are reflexive in nature.At birth, an infant has no awareness of objects other than on a reflexive level.Here the reflexive pronoun himself marks the fact that him has the same denotation as the subject of the verb, John.His reflexive response pulled him to one side and his shoe appeared to touch the white line.Does this reaction suggest a heightened consciousness, beyond mere reflexive responses?
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