(noun) Middle English
< Middle French,
noun derivative of regarder
to look at (cf. reward
); (v.) late Middle English
< Middle French regarder.
unregarded, adjectiveunregardedly, adverbwell-regarded, adjective
respect, honor, revere, value. 5.
notice, note, see, remark, mark.
Although sometimes considered poor substitutes for about
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.