regard

noun
re·​gard | \ ri-ˈgärd How to pronounce regard (audio) \

Definition of regard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

regard

verb
regarded; regarding; regards

Definition of regard (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to consider and appraise usually from a particular point of view is highly regarded as a mechanic
2 : to pay attention to : take into consideration or account
3 : to look at
4a : to show respect or consideration for
b : to hold in high esteem
5 archaic : to relate to

intransitive verb

1 : to look attentively : gaze
2 : to pay attention : heed

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Verb

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

Examples of regard in a Sentence

Noun 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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Questions about transparency also have dogged the school administration in regard to Maimaron. BostonGlobe.com, "‘Our little town has a serious problem’: Duxbury reels as school scandals raise questions of transparency," 7 Apr. 2021 Before the Lakers lost to the Clippers, the reporters who cover the team tried to get coach Frank Vogel to divulge some information in regard to his recovering superstars. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, "Scoring difficulties reaching new levels: Takeaways from Lakers’ loss to Clippers," 5 Apr. 2021 My question is in regard to cholesterol levels and whether a very high HDL can actually be dangerous. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, "Dear Doctor: Definitely avoid these pain pills if your kidney function is low," 5 Apr. 2021 In regard to odors, don’t ignore electrical smells. Angie Parkinson, chicagotribune.com, "How to clean a microwave," 2 Apr. 2021 Wait — all that about prudent and imprudent choices in regard to the pandemic is irrelevant. Washington Post, "Miss Manners: ‘Sorry I didn’t fake-compliment your terrible cooking’," 30 Mar. 2021 The pandemic has disproportionately hurt women hard financially in regard to everything from unemployment to childcare duties. Michelle Cheng, Quartz, "More women are turning to investing during the pandemic," 29 Mar. 2021 This idea is especially on display in regard to Malika’s current story line. Maggie Fremont, Vulture, "Good Trouble Recap: Pandora’s Box," 24 Mar. 2021 Fashion talks, say editors in this video from cleveland.com’s sister site, Vogue, in regard to the Bidens’ style in the White House. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "Cleveland ranks 5th in moves to region during pandemic: The Wake Up for Monday, March 22, 2021," 22 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The system was designed to regard gaps in its own knowledge as signs of potential culpability. Raffi Khatchadourian, The New Yorker, "Surviving the Crackdown in Xinjiang," 5 Apr. 2021 While building more significant cases against the Oath Keepers, investigators also began to regard the members as potential targets in a sedition case, according to two people with knowledge of the case. New York Times, "Justice Dept. Said to Be Weighing Sedition Charges Against Oath Keepers," 22 Mar. 2021 Both groups have lost faith in the French state: The former tends to regard Macron as a technocrat whose loyalties lie with the metropolitan elite; the latter is more likely to disapprove of his handling of COVID-19. Yasmeen Serhan, The Atlantic, "France’s Biggest Pandemic Hurdle," 18 Mar. 2021 American and Chinese officials have learned to regard each other as rivals for global power and influence, a dynamic long suspected by U.S. intelligence agencies and now accepted as a geopolitical fact. Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner, "'Wolf pack tactics': Blinken to host Chinese officials in airing of grievances," 10 Mar. 2021 Officers thus are overly prone to regard suspicious behavior as threatening and overreact. Washington Post, "Law professor who patrolled as a D.C. street cop says police have ‘impossible job’," 22 Feb. 2021 Because string theory requires a multiverse, string theorists tend to regard the cosmological constant problem as essentially solved by this reasoning. Clara Moskowitz, Scientific American, "The Cosmological Constant Is Physics’ Most Embarrassing Problem," 1 Feb. 2021 The expiration of the transition period Thursday also signaled the end of free movement — the ability to live and work anywhere within the EU, which a generation of Britons had come to regard as their birthright. Los Angeles Times, "Auld lang syne: Britain and the EU finally part ways," 31 Dec. 2020 Most come to regard intense media evaluation as a painful necessity, like dental work. Bill Carter For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "The media has combatted dangerous claims for four years. Tuesday will be the ultimate test," 2 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of regard

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 6

Verb

1509, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for regard

Noun

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from regarder

Verb

Middle English, from Anglo-French regarder to look back at, regard, from re- + garder to guard, look at — more at guard

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“Regard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regard. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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More Definitions for regard

regard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of regard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: care or concern for someone or something
: a feeling of respect and admiration for someone or something
: friendly greetings

regard

verb

English Language Learners Definition of regard (Entry 2 of 2)

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

regard

noun
re·​gard | \ ri-ˈgärd How to pronounce regard (audio) \

Kids Definition of regard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : consideration sense 2 She shows no regard for others.
2 : a feeling of respect She was held in high regard.
3 regards plural : friendly greetings Give them my regards.
4 : a point to be considered Be careful in this regard.
5 : look entry 2 sense 1 a tender regard
in regard to
: in relation to
with regard to
: in relation to

regard

verb
regarded; regarding

Kids Definition of regard (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to think of in a particular way : consider He regarded them as friends.
2 : to look at Judge Ford regarded the desperate doorman without pity.— Ellen Raskin, The Westing Game
3 : to give consideration to

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