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regarding

[ri-gahr-ding] /rɪˈgɑr dɪŋ/
preposition
1.
with regard to; respecting; concerning:
He said nothing regarding the lost watch.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; regard + -ing2

regard

[ri-gahrd] /rɪˈgɑrd/
verb (used with object)
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 followed by as):
I regard every assignment as a challenge. They regarded his behavior as childish.
verb (used without object)
8.
to pay attention.
9.
to look or gaze.
noun
10.
reference; relation:
to err with regard to facts.
11.
an aspect, point, or particular:
quite satisfactory in this regard.
12.
thought; attention; concern.
13.
look; gaze.
14.
respect, esteem, or deference:
a high regard for scholarship.
15.
kindly feeling; liking.
16.
regards, sentiments of esteem or affection:
Give them my regards.
Idioms
17.
as regards. as1 (def 29).
18.
with / in regard to, referring to; concerning:
With regard to the new contract, we have some questions.
Origin
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 forms
unregarded, adjective
unregardedly, adverb
well-regarded, adjective
Synonyms
3. respect, honor, revere, value. 5. notice, note, see, remark, mark.
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. … In regards to, and with regards to are widely rejected as errors.
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British Dictionary definitions for regarding

regarding

/rɪˈɡɑːdɪŋ/
preposition
1.
in respect of; on the subject of

regard

/rɪˈɡɑːd/
verb
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.
(preposition) as regards, in respect of; concerning
noun
7.
a gaze; look
8.
attention; heed: he spends without regard to his bank balance
9.
esteem, affection, or respect
10.
reference, relation, or connection (esp in the phrases with regard to or in regard to)
11.
(pl) good wishes or greetings (esp in the phrase with kind regards, used at the close of a letter)
12.
in this regard, on this point
Derived Forms
regardable, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French regarder to look at, care about, from re- + garder to guard
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Word Origin and History for regarding

regard

n.

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).

v.

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.

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