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regard

noun re·gard \ ri-ˈgärd \

Definition of regard

1 archaic :appearance
2 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
3 :look, gaze
4 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) regards plural :friendly greetings implying such feeling
  • give him my regards
5 :a basis of action or opinion :motive
6 :an aspect to be taken into consideration :respect
  • is a small school, and is fortunate in this regard
7 obsolete :intention
in regard to
:with respect to :concerning
with regard to
: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

Definition of regard

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 a :to show respect or consideration for
b :to hold in high esteem
4 :to look at
5 archaic :to relate to
intransitive verb
1 :to look attentively :gaze
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

noun

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

noun re·gard \ ri-ˈgärd \

Definition of regard for Students

1 :consideration 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 :2look 1
  • a tender regard
in regard to
:in relation to
with regard to
:in relation to

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regard

verb

Definition of regard for Students

regarded; regarding
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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