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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
late Middle English
1350-1400
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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Examples for regards
  • 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.
  • With regards to your points, the only one that unfortunately is relevant to your pay is how much grant money your supervisor has.
  • The president of the college found me and offered his handshake and warm regards.
  • There are so many wonderful artists out there, in regards to hair and makeup.
  • Amid a pile of bills and past-due notices, a yellow telegram peeked out: please call me at your earliest convenience regards.
  • Griffin has made clear in previous statements that he regards the shuttle and space station as misguided.
  • Second, it suggests the owner might be reckless with regards to repair and maintenance.
British Dictionary definitions for regards

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 regards
n.

plural of regard (n.). In letters, from 1775, from regard in the sense of "esteem, affection" (late 14c.).

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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