regard

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

Definition of regard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 archaic : appearance
2a : 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
4a : 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

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
3a : 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

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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

On the other hand, both the existing Matebook X Pro (2018) and Matebook 13 represent terrific value for the money, and hopefully nothing’s changed in that regard. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Huawei refreshes the Matebook X Pro and adds a larger Matebook 14," 24 Feb. 2019 This is particularly important with regard to the troubled relationship so much of the media has with Silicon Valley tech companies coming along and eating everyone's lunch. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "A few of our favorite podcasts in 2018, from new to new-to-us," 23 Dec. 2018 Additionally, that two naive teens would just go gallivanting around with little to no regard to their plans or safety. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "#ReadWithMC Reviews Fiona Barton's 'The Suspect'," 4 Mar. 2019 In that scenario, Kansas State would be one game ahead of the winner of Saturday’s Kansas-Texas Tech game in the Big 12 standings and that’s something voters will likely hold in high regard. John Lowe, The Seattle Times, "No. 23 Kansas State beats West Virginia to keep Big 12 lead," 18 Feb. 2019 This new jargon aside, regular old thread count is important with regards to quality. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "How Often Should You Replace Your Sheets Set?," 11 Jan. 2019 That said, China has a strict no first use policy with regards to nuclear weapons. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "China Conducts New Hypersonic Weapon Test," 7 Aug. 2018 In this regard, bringing young and old together helps everyone. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "How intergenerational living benefits the ‘book-end’ generations," 8 June 2018 Canada is further along in this regard than the United States. Jayme Moye, Outside Online, "Jaylyn Gough Asks: Whose Land Are You Exploring?," 31 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The Queen’s first cousins Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent (36th in line), and his younger brother, Prince Michael of Kent (47th in line), have long been regarded as the poor relations of the family. David Mcclure, Town & Country, "How Queen Elizabeth's Fortune Is Divided Among the Members of the Royal Family," 16 Feb. 2019 Major revelations will be occurring toward the end of the month (especially regarding work), so prepare for some big news. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What November's Capricorn Horoscope Means for You," 28 Oct. 2018 In a memo issued Friday, July 20, Ohio State provided an update regarding the ongoing investigation, noting that more than 200 interviews have taken place, with 100 additional interviews to come. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Over 100 Former Ohio State Students Claim a University Doctor Sexually Abused Them," 21 July 2018 Despite his dozen years in the House, Price also was regarded as aloof by lawmakers, ignoring some of their questions of HHS and seldom making the rounds on Capitol Hill. Amy Goldstein And Mark Berman, chicagotribune.com, "Former HHS secretary Tom Price's air travel wasted $341,000 in government funds, watchdog says," 13 July 2018 These two deaths have led the Parkland community to begin a discussion regarding mental health and helping the survivors of the shooting cope with the event. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "A Second Survivor of the Parkland Shooting Has Died By Suicide," 25 Mar. 2019 Just one year later, the company was profitable and highly regarded by customers. Gautam Srikishan, The Verge, "Anker CEO Steven Yang is all in on USB-C," 6 Nov. 2018 As this was designated as a private event for Markle and Prince Harry, there was no statement or itinerary issued by Kensington Palace regarding their stay. D. Elizabeth, Glamour, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Sneaked in a Romantic Getaway During Their Royal Tour," 25 Oct. 2018 Others also pointed out an equally troubling issue regarding how many fans came to PewDiePie's defense in the wake of the criticism. Lily Herman, Teen Vogue, "PewDiePie Tweeted an Offensive Meme About Demi Lovato and Substance Use," 26 July 2018

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First Known Use of regard

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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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