regard 1 of 2

as in to consider
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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as in to anticipate
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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as in glimpse
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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as in reference
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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How does the verb regard contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of regard are admire, esteem, and respect. While all these words 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

In what contexts can admire take the place of regard?

The meanings of admire and regard largely overlap; however, admire suggests usually enthusiastic appreciation and often deep affection.

a friend that I truly admire

When might esteem be a better fit than regard?

The words esteem and regard are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, esteem implies greater warmth of feeling accompanying a high valuation.

no citizen of the town was more highly esteemed

When can respect be used instead of regard?

While the synonyms respect and regard are close in meaning, respect implies a considered evaluation or estimation.

after many years they came to respect her views

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“Regard.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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