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
Examples of regard in a Sentence
I have no regard for his opinions.
I have a deep regard for humanitarian aid workers who risk everything to help the poor. Verb
The police officer regarded the group of teenagers with suspicion.
she regarded him with astonishment when he announced he had gotten engaged
Recent Examples on the Web
More information in regards to his return to Europe and rescheduled dates will be provided as soon as available.—Michael Roppolo, CBS News, 1 Sep. 2023 Other music genres hold their elders in a different regard.—Spin Staff, Spin, 31 Aug. 2023 But Orsted isn’t alone in this regard: Other wind developers in the U.S. are also facing similar challenges, threatening the Biden administration’s goal of installing 30 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030.—Breanne Deppisch, Washington Examiner, 30 Aug. 2023 Concert audiences have recently been getting out of hand in regards to their affinity for pelting artists with items from their place in the crowd — but technical mishaps can be just as dangerous.—Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 30 Aug. 2023 But now he’s taken things to the absolute maximum: there’s no regard for the future.—Bryan Washington, The New Yorker, 29 Aug. 2023 Austria and Switzerland have laws quite similar to Germany’s in this regard.—Armin Langer, The Conversation, 29 Aug. 2023 The guild’s statement provides guidance in regards to the matter of promoting a project with an interim agreement, which has been a matter of contention among some SAG-AFTRA members since the strike began in July.—J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 24 Aug. 2023 She was charged with murder in May and authorities at the time sought the public’s assistance in regard to her whereabouts.—David Chiu, Peoplemag, 23 Aug. 2023
On Friday, the Trainwreck actress, 42, issued a statement regarding her comment about the Bombshell star, 56, which some deemed distasteful.—Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 16 Sep. 2023 The two met in 2018 during Mai’s time on The Real, but remained mum regarding their dating status.—Carl Lamarre, Billboard, 15 Sep. 2023 To contact the newsroom regarding correction requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.—New York Times, 15 Sep. 2023 The disclosure regarding the messages that Twitter, now known as X, turned over came in a brief from Smith's team that was filed under seal in April with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.—Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 15 Sep. 2023 Whereas the 49ers led by Joe Montana and Steve Young were often regarded as finesse teams, today’s versions rely more on brute force.—Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2023 The national security advisers of the United States, South Korea, and Japan on Thursday jointly issued a warning regarding potential violations of international sanctions by North Korea and Russia.—Helen Regan, CNN, 15 Sep. 2023 Anyone with information regarding the incident are asking to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.—Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 15 Sep. 2023 Home to seven mysterious planets—each around the size of our own Earth—the TRAPPIST-1 system is regarded by some as the crown jewel of astronomy’s efforts to find life in the Milky Way.—Kaitlin Rasmussen, Scientific American, 14 Sep. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French, from regarder
Middle English, from Anglo-French regarder to look back at, regard, from re- + garder to guard, look at — more at guard