regarding

[ ri-gahr-ding ]
/ rɪˈgɑr dɪŋ /

preposition

with regard to; respecting; concerning: He said nothing regarding the lost watch.

Origin of regarding

First recorded in 1785–95; regard + -ing2

Definition for regarding (2 of 2)

regard

[ ri-gahrd ]
/ rɪˈgɑrd /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to pay attention.
to look or gaze.

noun

Origin of regard

1350–1400; (noun) Middle English < Middle French, noun derivative of regarder to look at (cf. reward); (v.) late Middle English < Middle French regarder. See re-, guard
Related formsun·re·gard·ed, adjectiveun·re·gard·ed·ly, adverbwell-re·gard·ed, adjective

Usage note

Although sometimes considered poor substitutes for about or concerning, the phrases as regards, in regard to, and with regard to are standard and occur in all varieties of spoken and written English, especially in business writing: As regards your letter of January 19. … Note that although in regards to and with regards to are generally considered poor usage, these less formal variants have become increasingly common.
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British Dictionary definitions for regarding (1 of 2)

regarding

/ (rɪˈɡɑːdɪŋ) /

preposition

in respect of; on the subject of

British Dictionary definitions for regarding (2 of 2)

regard

/ (rɪˈɡɑːd) /

verb

noun

Derived Formsregardable, adjective

Word Origin for regard

C14: from Old French regarder to look at, care about, from re- + garder to guard
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Idioms and Phrases with regarding

regard


see in regard to.

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