[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.
to have or show respect or concern for:[not: be + ~ -ing; ~ + object]to regard the feelings of others.
to look at; observe:[~ + object]regarded her with a look of contempt.
an aspect, point, or area of concern:[uncountable]The new machine is quite satisfactory in this regard.
thought; attention; concern:[uncountable]He had no regard for my feelings.
respect and liking:[uncountable]They hold teachers in high regard.
regards,[plural] expressions of respect or affection:Give them my regards.
Idiomsas regards, concerning; about:inquired as regards your family.
Idiomswith or in regard to, with reference to; as regards; concerning:With regard to the charges, the jury finds you guilty.
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 fol. by as):I regard every assignment as a challenge. They regarded his behavior as childish.
to pay attention.
to look or gaze.
as regards. See as1 (def. 25).
reference; relation:to err with regard to facts.
an aspect, point, or particular:quite satisfactory in this regard.
thought; attention; concern.
respect, esteem, or deference:a high regard for scholarship.
kindly feeling; liking.
regards, sentiments of esteem or affection:Give them my regards.
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 asregards,inregardto, and withregardto are standard and occur in all varieties of spoken and written English, especially in business writing:As regards your letter of January 19. …Inregardsto, and withregardsto 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.