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 Keeneland will continue to enforce COVID-19 protocols during the Spring Meet and implement new initiatives with regard to mobile ticketing and cashless payment to further create a safe environment for all guests. Staff Report, The Courier-Journal, "Keeneland announces spring meet ticketing plans," 2 Mar. 2021 But many consumers and small-business owners say they are frustrated by the mail delays and the patchwork of approaches that utilities, lenders, insurers and other firms apply with regard to late and missing billing statements. Author: Jacob Bogage, Hannah Denham, Anchorage Daily News, "As postal service delays persist, bills, paychecks and medications are getting stuck in the mail," 27 Feb. 2021 Across the country and around the world, local businesses have been bedeviled by constantly changing (and sometimes contradictory) guidance with regard to COVID-19. Carolyn Barber, Fortune, "Free food? Free weed? Cash? What would it take for you to get the COVID vaccine?," 25 Feb. 2021 The Federal Trade Commission is expected to feature more aggressive antitrust enforcement in the Biden era, especially with regard to Big Tech. Nihal Krishan, Washington Examiner, "Anti-Big Tech antitrust push expected under Biden," 24 Feb. 2021 But many consumers and small-business owners say they are frustrated by the mail delays and the patchwork of approaches that utilities, lenders, insurers and other firms apply with regard to late and missing billing statements. Washington Post, "As USPS delays persist, bills, paychecks and medications are getting stuck in the mail," 24 Feb. 2021 Nonetheless, workers who belong to SEIU 1199, the largest healthcare union in the U.S., praised the union for providing them information with regard to their safety and rights. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Brown PhD candidate studies the health of immigrant Latinas in Providence," 22 Feb. 2021 The Chinese Communists aren’t trying to extirpate every last trace of theism, thereby inviting the undivided opposition of religious believers and institutions (as the Soviets did with regard to John Paul II’s Vatican). Cameron Hilditch, National Review, "In the Second Cold War, Religious Americans Must Lead the Way," 21 Feb. 2021 Having its own network may provide Texans with one less headache with regard to the Feds — and, in normal times, tend to keep electric bills down — but the state’s go-it-alone approach to energy infrastructure certainly has its drawbacks. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "Why Did Texas’s Energy Grid Fail So Spectacularly?," 17 Feb. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The mouthpiece of the Communist Party said in a commentary Friday that Chinese internet companies should regard the inquiry into Alibaba as an opportunity to improve their awareness of fair competition and anti-monopoly practices. Ryan Vlastelica, Bloomberg.com, "Alibaba U.S.-Listed Shares Tumble Most Ever on China Monopoly Probe," 24 Dec. 2020 And so concluded a strange episode—or what many might regard as a typical weekend—for both Musk and cryptocurrency. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "Elon Musk trolls Bitcoin, causes novelty Dogecoin to soar," 21 Dec. 2020 Sunday night in the rematch between longtime rivals, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the top delivery guy in the league, will get a chance to quell what all non-Raiders rivals should regard as a welcomed uprising. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: With Chiefs-Raiders rivalry rekindled, AFC West foes set for Sunday night showdown," 19 Nov. 2020 American consumers — an arrangement that most Americans don’t regard that as an equal trade-off. Nicholas Phillips, National Review, "End the Tariff Taboo," 25 Jan. 2021 Some Democrats may regard such olive branches as naïvely ineffectual or as pandering to the lunatic fringe. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "The Democrats Keep Recycling Tired Rhetoric," 11 Jan. 2021 The activities attributed to Iran mark a significant escalation for a nation that some cybersecurity experts regard as a second-rate player in online espionage. The Salt Lake Tribune, "U.S. officials link Iran to emails meant to intimidate voters," 22 Oct. 2020 Its members will be counting on him to bring science and leadership to the fight against COVID-19 while reversing a host of moves by President Donald Trump that many researchers regard as disastrous. David Malakoff, Science | AAAS, "A Biden presidency could have a ‘remarkable’ impact on science policy—but also face hurdles," 15 Oct. 2020 Instead, under most circumstances, the agency will regard these items as non-emergency supplies for schools and many other local institutions. Graham Kates, CBS News, "FEMA to stop paying for certain PPE for schools and elections agencies," 2 Sep. 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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“Regard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regard. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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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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