- 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 regarded
Critics praised his crooning, even if they regarded it little more than a gimmick.Future Makes Us Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew About Rap Artists
December 15, 2014
Even after he became a citizen in 1955, he regarded himself as an Englishman abroad.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Throughout the late 1960s and 1970s, many old Nazis managed discreetly to trickle back to what they regarded as the Fatherland.Hitler’s Henchmen in Arabia
December 7, 2014
It was regarded as so deeply onerous that the dictator Anastasio “Tachito” Somoza abolished it in 1970.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution
November 30, 2014
Humankind has a really bad track record with those who are regarded as “other” by the majority.Ferguson, Immigration, and ‘Us Vs. Them’
November 27, 2014
This was quite true of Harry and Hope, but not at all true as regarded Emilia.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
But Viviette regarded him with a smile--the smile of woman's superior wisdom.Viviette
William J. Locke
Mr. Gladstone may be regarded as the pioneer of the movement.
Tories and Peers especially were enraged, and regarded themselves as baffled.
He regarded the changes of the century exceedingly beneficial.
- 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 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 regarded
see in regard to.