Regard meaning

rĭ-gärd'
Regard is to think of someone or something in a particular way.

An example of regard is for a boss to consider one of his employees as top notch.

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Regard is defined as consideration or attention for something or someone.

An example of regard is having concern for an old boyfriend, even after a break up.

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To look at attentively; observe closely.
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To take into account; consider.
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To give heed; pay attention.
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To look or gaze.
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Careful thought or attention; heed.

She gives little regard to her sister's teasing.

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A particular point or aspect; respect.

She was lucky in that regard.

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A look or gaze.
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Appearance or aspect.
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A firm, fixed look; gaze.
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Consideration; attention; concern.

To have some regard for one's safety.

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Respect and affection; esteem.

To have high regard for one's teachers.

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Good wishes; respects; affection.

Give my regards to your father.

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Aspect; appearance.
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To observe or look at with a firm, steady gaze; look at attentively.
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To take into account; consider.
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To give attentive heed to or show concern for.
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To hold in affection and respect.

To regard one's friends highly.

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To think of in a certain light; consider.

To regard taxes as a burden.

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To have relation to; concern; have reference to.

That which regards our welfare.

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To look; gaze.
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To pay heed or attention.
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A steady look, a gaze. [from 15th c.]
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One's concern for another; esteem. [from 16th c.]
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(preceded by “in" or “with") A particular aspect or detail; respect, sense. [from 16th c.]
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To look at; to observe. [from 16th c.]

She regarded us warily.

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To consider, look upon (something) in a given way etc. [from 16th c.]

I always regarded tabloid journalism as a social evil.

He regards honesty as a duty.

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(archaic) To take notice of, pay attention to. [from 16th c.]
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To face toward.
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To have to do with, to concern. [from 17th c.]

That argument does not regard the question.

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To think of or consider in a particular way.

I regard him as a fool.

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To relate or refer to; concern.

This item regards their liability.

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as regards
  • In reference or relation to; with respect to.
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in
  • In reference or relation to; with respect to.
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in
  • In reference or relation to; with respect to.
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as regards
  • Concerning.
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in regard to
  • Concerning; with respect to.
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in this regard
  • Concerning the point just mentioned.
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without regard to
  • Without considering.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

in this regard
without regard to

Origin of regard

  • Middle English regarden from Old French regarder to look at re- re- guarder to guard, look at (of Germanic origin guard)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Anglo-Norman reguard, reguarde, from early Middle French regard, from regarder (“to look at, observe, regard"), from Old French reguarder. Attested in Middle English starting around the mid 14th century. Compare guard, reward.
    From Wiktionary
  • From Middle French regarder, from Old French reguarder. First attested in late Middle English, circa the early 15th century.
    From Wiktionary