noun re·gard \ri-ˈgärd\

: care or concern for someone or something

: a feeling of respect and admiration for someone or something

regards : friendly greetings

Full Definition of REGARD

archaic :  appearance
a :  attention, consideration <due regard should be given to all facets of the question>
b :  a protective interest :  care <has no regard for her health>
:  look, gaze
a :  the worth or estimation in which something or someone is held <a man of small regard>
b (1) :  a feeling of respect and affection :  esteem <she soon won the regard of her colleagues>
(2) plural :  friendly greetings implying such feeling <give him my regards>
:  a basis of action or opinion :  motive
:  an aspect to be taken into consideration :  respect <is a small school, and is fortunate in this regard>
obsolete :  intention
in regard to
:  with respect to :  concerning
with regard to
:  in regard to

Examples of REGARD

  1. I have no regard for his opinions.
  2. <I have a deep regard for humanitarian aid workers who risk everything to help the poor.>

Origin of REGARD

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from regarder
First Known Use: 14th century



: to think of (someone or something) in a particular way

: to look at (someone or something)

Full Definition of REGARD

transitive verb
:  to consider and appraise usually from a particular point of view <is highly regarded as a mechanic>
:  to pay attention to :  take into consideration or account
a :  to show respect or consideration for
b :  to hold in high esteem
:  to look at
archaic :  to relate to
intransitive verb
:  to look attentively :  gaze
:  to pay attention :  heed

Examples of REGARD

  1. The police officer regarded the group of teenagers with suspicion.
  2. <she regarded him with astonishment when he announced he had gotten engaged>

Origin of REGARD

Middle English, from Anglo-French regarder to look back at, regard, from re- + garder to guard, look at — more at guard
First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of REGARD

regard, respect, esteem, admire mean to recognize the worth of a person or thing. regard is a general term that is usually qualified <he is highly regarded in the profession>. respect implies a considered evaluation or estimation <after many years they came to respect her views>. esteem implies greater warmth of feeling accompanying a high valuation <no citizen of the town was more highly esteemed>. admire suggests usually enthusiastic appreciation and often deep affection <a friend that I truly admire>.


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