- 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 regard
I think the response of the French government so far has been pretty appropriate in that regard.Harry Shearer on The Dangerous Business of Satire
January 8, 2015
Your letter highlights so many of the harsh realities trans people face, specifically in regard to how society rejects us.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen
January 1, 2015
Fracking, in this regard, is no different from gypsum mining, or some kinds of industrial agriculture.New York’s Conservative Fracking Ban
December 20, 2014
Mahoney helped author the I-STOP legislation based on data his office collected in regard to fraud.No More Paper Prescriptions: Docs Fight Fraud by Going Electronic
December 18, 2014
And with regard to taking on Hillary Clinton, he does no better than any of the rest of them.Be the Smarter Bush Brother, Jeb: Don’t Run!
December 17, 2014
And what are your intentions with regard to this fair captive?Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
But to his surprise he found that Mrs. Rushton was inclined to regard it favorably.Brave and Bold
Yet he failed not to regard these indulgences as utter folly.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
I regard her as, on the whole, the most extraordinary person of her race I have ever met.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
With high hope for the future, no prediction in regard to it is ventured.
- 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 regard
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 regard
see in regard to.