- 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 well-regarded
If people have jobs, and feel secure, then Obama will leave office like Clinton—popular and well-regarded.Worst Fifth Year Ever? Maybe. But the Economy Will be the Judge of Obama
December 18, 2013
Yet the judge, a seemingly intelligent and well-regarded woman, apparently bought it.No, Affluenza Is Not a Real Thing
Dr. Michelle K. London
December 16, 2013
David Freedlander reports on the outburst by spokeswoman Barbara Morgan, previously a well-regarded flack.Anthony Weiner Aide’s Rant Is the Capper to a Campaign Gone Wild
August 1, 2013
The phenomenon has caught the attention of Nature, one of the most competitive and well-regarded scientific journals.Real Academia Deals With the Rise of Pseudo-Academia
April 8, 2013
Since its founding, Jesuits are known for free-thinking, which has helped make its universities so well-regarded.Pope Francis Is a Jesuit: Seven Things You Need to Know About the Society of Jesus
March 14, 2013
- considered to be good morally, professionally, etc; esteemeda well-regarded local MP
- 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 well-regarded
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 well-regarded
see in regard to.