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regard

noun

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2 an instance of looking especially briefly
  • flashed the young man an imperial regard that clearly indicated such behavior was out of line

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3 relation to or concern with something specified
  • with regard to your request for time off, go ahead and take the whole week for vacation

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4 regards plural best wishes
  • give your parents my regards

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5 a fixed intent look
  • fixed the same magisterial regard on all the miscreants who appeared before her in court

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6 archaic the outward form of someone or something especially as indicative of a quality
  • Lord Warwick's noble regard and gallant demeanor set the innocent maid's heart aflutter

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regard

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Synonyms & Antonyms of regard (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes
  • she regarded him with astonishment when he announced he had gotten engaged

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2 to take notice of and be guided by
  • as a traveler, you should regard the laws and customs of whatever country you are visiting

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3 to think of in a particular way
  • I wouldn't regard that offhand comment as a serious threat to your personal safety

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5 to give consideration to (as unexpected circumstances or contingencies)
  • the judges regard the amount of effort and energy you put into the project in evaluating it

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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

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

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“Regard.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/regard. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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