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regard

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noun re·gard \ri-ˈgärd\

Definition of regard

  1. 1 archaic :  appearance

  2. 2a :  attention, consideration due regard should be given to all facets of the questionb :  a protective interest :  care has no regard for her health

  3. 3 :  look, gaze

  4. 4a :  the worth or estimation in which something or someone is held a man of small regardb (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

  5. 5 :  a basis of action or opinion :  motive

  6. 6 :  an aspect to be taken into consideration :  respect is a small school, and is fortunate in this regard

  7. 7 obsolete :  intention

in regard to

  1. :  with respect to :  concerning

with regard to

  1. :  in regard to

Examples of regard in a Sentence

  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.

Recent Examples of regard from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of regard

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from regarder


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regard

verb re·gard

Definition of regard

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to consider and appraise usually from a particular point of view is highly regarded as a mechanic

  3. 2 :  to pay attention to :  take into consideration or account

  4. 3a :  to show respect or consideration forb :  to hold in high esteem

  5. 4 :  to look at

  6. 5 archaic :  to relate to

  7. intransitive verb
  8. 1 :  to look attentively :  gaze

  9. 2 :  to pay attention :  heed

Examples of regard in a Sentence

  1. The police officer regarded the group of teenagers with suspicion.

  2. she regarded him with astonishment when he announced he had gotten engaged

Recent Examples of regard from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of regard

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

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


REGARD Defined for English Language Learners

regard

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Definition of regard for English Language Learners

  • : care or concern for someone or something

  • : a feeling of respect and admiration for someone or something

  • regards : friendly greetings

regard

verb

Definition of regard for English Language Learners

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

  • : to look at (someone or something)


REGARD Defined for Kids

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regard

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noun re·gard \ri-ˈgärd\

Definition of regard for Students

  1. 1 :  consideration 2 She shows no regard for others.

  2. 2 :  a feeling of respect She was held in high regard.

  3. 3 regards plural :  friendly greetings Give them my regards.

  4. 4 :  a point to be considered Be careful in this regard.

  5. 5 :  2look 1 a tender regard

in regard to

  1. :  in relation to

with regard to

  1. :  in relation to


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regard

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verb re·gard

Definition of regard for Students

regarded

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regarding

  1. 1 :  to think of in a particular way :  consider He regarded them as friends.

  2. 2 :  to look at Judge Ford regarded the desperate doorman without pity. — Ellen Raskin, The Westing Game

  3. 3 :  to give consideration to



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