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re•gard /rɪˈgɑrd/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. [not: be + ~-ing] to see, look at, or think of with a particular feeling or in a certain way;judge;consider : [+ object]to regard a person with favor.[+ object + as + object]I have always regarded you as a friend.
  2. to have or show respect or concern for:[not: be + ~ -ing;  ~ + object]to regard the feelings of others.
  3. to look at;
    observe:[+ object]regarded her with a look of contempt.

n. 
  1. an aspect, point, or area of concern:[uncountable]The new machine is quite satisfactory in this regard.
  2. thought;
    attention;
    concern:[uncountable]He had no regard for my feelings.
  3. respect and liking:[uncountable]They hold teachers in high regard.
  4. regards, [plural] expressions of respect or affection:Give them my regards.
Idioms
  1. Idiomsas regards, concerning;
    about:inquired as regards your family.
  2. Idiomswith or in regard to, with reference to;
    as regards;
    concerning:With regard to the charges, the jury finds you guilty.


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
re•gard  (ri gärd),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to look upon or think of with a particular feeling:to regard a person with favor.
  2. to have or show respect or concern for.
  3. to think highly of;
    esteem.
  4. to take into account;
    consider.
  5. to look at;
    observe:She regarded him with amusement.
  6. to relate to;
    concern:The news does not regard the explosion.
  7. to see, look at, or conceive of in a particular way;
    judge (usually fol. by as):I regard every assignment as a challenge. They regarded his behavior as childish.

v.i. 
  1. to pay attention.
  2. to look or gaze.
  3. as regards. See  as 1 (def. 25).

n. 
  1. reference;
    relation:to err with regard to facts.
  2. an aspect, point, or particular:quite satisfactory in this regard.
  3. thought;
    attention;
    concern.
  4. look;
    gaze.
  5. respect, esteem, or deference:a high regard for scholarship.
  6. kindly feeling;
    liking.
  7. regards, sentiments of esteem or affection:Give them my regards.
  8. with or  in regard to, referring to;
    concerning:With regard to the new contract, we have some questions.
  • Middle French regarder. See re-, guard
  • Middle French, noun, nominal derivative of regarder to look at (compare reward); (verb, verbal) late Middle English
  • (noun, nominal) Middle English 1350–1400
    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. …In regards to, and with regards to are widely rejected as errors.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged respect, honor, revere, value.
    • 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged notice, note, see, remark, mark.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

regard /rɪˈɡɑːd/ vb
  1. to look closely or attentively at (something or someone); observe steadily
  2. (transitive) to hold (a person or thing) in respect, admiration, or affection: we regard your work very highly
  3. (transitive) to look upon or consider in a specified way: she regarded her brother as her responsibility
  4. (transitive) to relate to; concern; have a bearing on
  5. to take notice of or pay attention to (something); heed: he has never regarded the conventions
  6. as regards ⇒ (preposition) in respect of; concerning
n
  1. a gaze; look
  2. attention; heed: he spends without regard to his bank balance
  3. esteem, affection, or respect
  4. reference, relation, or connection (esp in the phrases with regard to or in regard to)
  5. (plural) good wishes or greetings (esp in the phrase with kind regards, used at the close of a letter)
  6. in this regardon this point
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French regarder to look at, care about, from re- + garder to guard



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