verb (used with object)
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 followed by as ): I regard every assignment as a challenge. They regarded his behavior as childish.
verb (used without object)
to pay attention.
to look or gaze.
reference; relation: to err with regard to facts.
an aspect, point, or particular: quite satisfactory in this regard.
thought; attention; concern.
look; gaze.
respect, esteem, or deference: a high regard for scholarship.
kindly feeling; liking.
regards, sentiments of esteem or affection: Give them my regards.
as regards. as1 ( def 29 ).
with/in regard to, referring to; concerning: With regard to the new contract, we have some questions.

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

unregarded, adjective
unregardedly, adverb
well-regarded, adjective

3. respect, honor, revere, value. 5. notice, note, see, remark, mark.

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. Unabridged
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regard (rɪˈɡɑːd)
1.  to look closely or attentively at (something or someone); observe steadily
2.  (tr) to hold (a person or thing) in respect, admiration, or affection: we regard your work very highly
3.  (tr) to look upon or consider in a specified way: she regarded her brother as her responsibility
4.  (tr) 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
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 toorin regard to)
11.  (plural) 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
[C14: from Old French regarder to look at, care about, from re- + garder to guard]

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., from O.Fr. regard, from regarder "take notice of," from re-, intensive prefix + garder "look, heed" (see guard). Meanings "consideration, appearance, kindly feeling" all recorded late 14c. The verb is first attested early 15c., from M.Fr. regarder.

plural of regard (q.v.). In letters, from 1775, from regard in the sense of "esteem, affection" (1590s).
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Example sentences
And when somebody takes on the mantle of public service, they lose the privacy
  that is in regards to that job.
It means defining as a problem whatever a significant body of public opinion
  regards as a threat to community order.
Another regards it as a sell-out of historic dimensions.
She regards her students, past and present, as her family.
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