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 Biden, however, has kept mum on the specifics of his plans with regard to Garland's seat, as well as other judicial vacancies. Nicholas Rowan, Washington Examiner, "Merrick Garland move to Justice will give Biden new pick for influential DC appeals court," 8 Jan. 2021 Many of China’s leaders no longer hold the U.S. economy in the same regard. Kevin Warsh, WSJ, "Beijing’s Bid for Financial Supremacy," 4 Jan. 2021 Spiritual practices also have the potential to help us cultivate compassion, concern and unconditional positive regard toward others—things that can truly evolve our consciousness as a species. Scott Barry Kaufman, Scientific American, "The Science of Spiritual Narcissism," 4 Jan. 2021 Her regard for island culture isn’t a mere passing fetish. Amanda Albee, Dallas News, "New Dallas tiki restaurant Swizzle offers escapism as well as an education on island cultures," 30 Dec. 2020 The Saints also are one of the best defensive teams on down and distance scenarios while the Chiefs have one of the best offenses in the same regard. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Toughest test for teams in push for NFL playoffs, Super Bowl could come off the field," 19 Dec. 2020 Just as the military saw a spike in enlistment after the 9/11 attacks, the motivating factor in this pandemic era could be the high regard Americans hold for health care professionals. Giulia Heyward And Saeed Ahmed, CNN, "Med schools are seeing historic high applications. Whether or not it's a 'Fauci effect,' it's much needed," 18 Dec. 2020 For starters, the Chinese commitment to Marxism-Leninism is nonexistent save in one regard: the supremacy of the Communist Party. Jonah Goldberg, chicagotribune.com, "Column: A Cold War approach won’t work with China," 18 Dec. 2020 But something in the stiffness of the adaptation, its high regard for its source, makes for a noticeably less powerful impact. Yussef Cole, Wired, "Orwell's Animal Farm Sticks a Bit Too Close to the Source Material," 16 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Some whites regard Black Lives Matter protesters as dangerous extremists. Steve Chapman Chicago Tribune, Star Tribune, "White supremacists deserve First Amendment protection," 20 Dec. 2020 Many experts today regard the process as less determinative and more dynamic, but there is near-universal agreement that grief is a process, not a one-time, overnight phenomenon. Todd S. Purdum, STAT, "Drive-by burials and FaceTime farewells: Grief in the Covid era will weigh on the American psyche for years to come," 9 Dec. 2020 Many regard this double-overtime thriller the best game in the history of the series. oregonlive, "Oregon Ducks vs. Oregon State Beavers football history: The 123 meetings, game by game," 23 Nov. 2020 Chinese authorities regard Taiwan as a renegade province governed by separatists, but authorities in Taipei are heir to the government that was overthrown in the Chinese Communist revolution and took refuge on the island. Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner, "China fumes after extraordinary leak exposes secret US military visit to Taiwan," 23 Nov. 2020 Some also regard it as a way to honor officers slain in the line of duty. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego police mandate solid-colored masks with no logos to appease concerns," 23 Nov. 2020 Students and teachers often regard the syllabus as a dull formality. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, "A Celebration of the Syllabus," 22 Oct. 2020 For the most part, these altruistic guys regard Santa as a calling, and said they’re compelled to bring happiness and hope to children and their families. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "Santas in Alabama need a little extra magic this year (and maybe a plexiglass shield)," 22 Dec. 2020 Some whites regard Black Lives Matter protesters as dangerous extremists. Steve Chapman Chicago Tribune, Star Tribune, "White supremacists deserve First Amendment protection," 20 Dec. 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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The first known use of regard was in the 14th century

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15 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Regard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regard. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for regard

regard

noun
How to pronounce regard (audio)

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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