- to look upon or think of with a particular feeling: to regard a person with favor.
- to have or show respect or concern for.
- to think highly of; esteem.
- to take into account; consider.
- to look at; observe: She regarded him with amusement.
- to relate to; concern: The news does not regard the explosion.
- to see, look at, or conceive of in a particular way; judge (usually followed by as): I regard every assignment as a challenge. They regarded his behavior as childish.
- to pay attention.
- to look or gaze.
- reference; relation: to err with regard to facts.
- an aspect, point, or particular: quite satisfactory in this regard.
- thought; attention; concern.
- look; gaze.
- respect, esteem, or deference: a high regard for scholarship.
- kindly feeling; liking.
- regards, sentiments of esteem or affection: Give them my regards.
- as regards. as1(def 27).
- with/in regard to, referring to; concerning: With regard to the new contract, we have some questions.Also Informal, with/in regards to.
Origin of regard
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Examples from the Web for regards
That idea is often invoked in regards to the tricks memory plays, but I wonder how it might come into play in other ways.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination
December 26, 2014
He uses some combination of the words comfort or discomfort in regards to how he feels about situations over 30 times.The Story of the World’s Greatest Cricket Player
December 24, 2014
With regards to Patterson, the cops ended up issuing him four citations, two per eaglet.He Faces Jail for Rescuing Baby Eagles
November 2, 2014
Most people pay attention to this only in regards the Supreme Court, but the lower courts are also critically important.Who Controls the Senate Controls the Courts
Geoffrey R. Stone
November 2, 2014
But it regards these as platforms -- as the beginning, not the end of the process.Font of Invention
September 18, 2014
A child has a right to finality as regards its compulsory lessons.A Treatise on Parents and Children
George Bernard Shaw
When a man finds that a woman can reason,—do anything but feel,—he regards her as a menace.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
In what does not regard the possession of her, concedo; but in what regards it, nego.The Imaginary Invalid
The Lyce competes formidably with the convents as regards fees.In the Heart of Vosges
"Give Mrs. Bowlder my regards," said the journalist, comprehending the symbolism.The Gentleman From Indiana
- to look closely or attentively at (something or someone); observe steadily
- (tr) to hold (a person or thing) in respect, admiration, or affectionwe regard your work very highly
- (tr) to look upon or consider in a specified wayshe regarded her brother as her responsibility
- (tr) to relate to; concern; have a bearing on
- to take notice of or pay attention to (something); heedhe has never regarded the conventions
- as regards (preposition) in respect of; concerning
- a gaze; look
- attention; heedhe spends without regard to his bank balance
- esteem, affection, or respect
- reference, relation, or connection (esp in the phrases with regard to or in regard to)
- (plural) good wishes or greetings (esp in the phrase with kind regards, used at the close of a letter)
- in this regard on this point
Word Origin and History for regards
plural of regard (n.). In letters, from 1775, from regard in the sense of "esteem, affection" (late 14c.).
mid-14c., "a consideration; a judgment," from Old French regard, from regarder "take notice of," from re-, intensive prefix + garder "look, heed" (see guard (n.)). Meanings "a look, appearance; respect, esteem, favor, kindly feeling which springs from a consideration of estimable qualities" all recorded late 14c. Phrase in regard to is from mid-15c. (Chaucer uses at regard of).
mid-14c., "consider" (that something is so), from Middle French regarder "to look at," from regard (see regard (n.)). Meaning "look upon, observe" is from 1520s, as is that of "observe a certain respect toward." Related: Regarded; regarding.
Idioms and Phrases with regards
see in regard to.