regard

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noun

re·​gard ri-ˈgärd How to pronounce regard (audio)
1
a
: a protective interest : care
has no regard for her health
b
: attention, consideration
due regard should be given to all facets of the question
2
a(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

regard

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verb

regarded; regarding; regards

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
4
a
: 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
Phrases
in regard to
: with respect to : concerning
with regard to
: in regard to
Choose the Right Synonym for 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

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
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol told Fox News Carolina that charges will be filed in regards to the crash, but did not release further details. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 6 Apr. 2024 Practicality, function, and durability are central concerns for many men, and the latest fashions are decidedly not of interest in this regard. Allen Farmelo, Robb Report, 4 Apr. 2024 The spring season’s accessories, especially in regard to bags, must be standouts. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 3 Apr. 2024 But the Daily Mail column raises questions about whether the princess had more pressing considerations with regard to the timing, as in someone was about to publish a story about her condition. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, 2 Apr. 2024 That deadline passed long ago in regard to the 2000 album itself. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 1 Apr. 2024 Dana Taylor: Marc, in addition to the rights of voters, there have been concerns over government leaders powers with regards to elections. Dana Taylor, USA TODAY, 31 Mar. 2024 In regard to any price changes, that’s up to the franchisee, but the Round Table Pizza franchisor is helping its operators maintain its margins. Karen Garcia, Los Angeles Times, 28 Mar. 2024 And that’s the only thing we were informed about that vessel in that regard. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 28 Mar. 2024
Verb
Our executive communities are widely regarded as without peer in the media world. Alan Murray, Fortune, 9 Apr. 2024 While Catena’s claims of Adrianna as a grand cru site has science on its side, only time will tell if the wine world regards the vineyard among the world’s best. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 9 Apr. 2024 Certain researchers have gone so far as to say that the conventional fear mongering regarding poor posture can actually be more harmful than slouching itself. Beth Linker, TIME, 8 Apr. 2024 The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Robert James and, Miami Herald, 8 Apr. 2024 To contact the newsroom regarding correction requests, please email nytnews@nytimes.com. New York Times, 7 Apr. 2024 Rumors began to go around that Patel’s film touched upon some sensitive areas regarding India’s caste system and the way that the mix of religion and nationalism had become an unfortunate part of the nation’s contemprary landscape. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 7 Apr. 2024 Arc and Digital World are involved in a legal dispute regarding how many shares Arc is owed. Drew Harwell, Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2024 The traffic alert was released Saturday at 4:13 p.m., and the last update regarding this incident was released on Saturday at 4:26 p.m. K-10 Richtung Renner Boulevard A crash has been reported on eastbound K-10 between Ridgeview Road and Renner Boulevard. Kansas City Star Bot, Kansas City Star, 6 Apr. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 6

Verb

1509, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of regard was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Regard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regard. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

regard

1 of 2 noun
re·​gard ri-ˈgärd How to pronounce regard (audio)
1
a
: consideration sense 2, concern
little regard for others' feelings
b
: the act or an instance of looking : gaze
2
a
: the worth or estimation in which something is held
b
: a feeling of respect and affection : esteem
a high regard for my teacher
c
plural : friendly greetings
give them my regards
3
: reference entry 1 sense 2, respect
this is in regard to your unpaid balance
4
: a point to be taken into consideration
nothing to worry about in that regard

regard

2 of 2 verb
1
: to pay attention to : take into consideration
2
a
: to show respect or consideration for
b
: to have a high opinion of
3
: to look at
4
archaic : to relate to
5
: to think of : look upon
regarded you as a friend

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