regard

[[t]rɪgɑ͟ː(r)d[/t]]
♦♦
regards, regarding, regarded
1) VERB If you regard someone or something as being a particular thing or as having a particular quality, you believe that they are that thing or have that quality.

[be V-ed as n] He was regarded as the most successful Chancellor of modern times...

[V n as n] I regard creativity both as a gift and as a skill.

2) VERB If you regard something or someone with a feeling such as dislike or respect, you have that feeling about them.

[V n with n] He regarded drug dealers with loathing...

[V n with n] Displays of emotion are regarded with suspicion...

[adv V-ed] He was a highly regarded scholar.

3) VERB If you regard someone in a certain way, you look at them in that way. [LITERARY]

[V n] She regarded him curiously for a moment...

[V n with n] The clerk regarded him with benevolent amusement.

Syn:
look at
4) N-UNCOUNT If you have regard for someone or something, you respect them and care about them. If you hold someone in high regard, you have a lot of respect for them.

I have a very high regard for him and what he has achieved...

There were armed people about, people with little regard for human life...

The Party ruled the country without regard for the people's views.

5) N-PLURAL: oft N to n (formulae) Regards are greetings. You use regards in expressions such as best regards and with kind regards as a way of expressing friendly feelings towards someone, especially in a letter.

Give my regards to your family...

My best regards to Mary.

6) PHR-PREP You can use as regards to indicate the subject that is being talked or written about.

As regards the war, Haig believed in victory at any price.

Syn:
7) PHR-PREP You can use with regard to or in regard to to indicate the subject that is being talked or written about.

The department is reviewing its policy with regard to immunisation.

Syn:
8) PHRASE: PHR with cl You can use in this regard or in that regard to refer back to something that you have just said.

In this regard nothing has changed...

I may have made a mistake in that regard.


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  • regard — [ri gärd′] n. [ME < OFr < regarder: see RE & GUARD] 1. a firm, fixed look; gaze 2. consideration; attention; concern [to have some regard for one s safety] 3. respect and affection; esteem [to have high regard for one s teachers] …   English World dictionary

  • regard — 1. Regard is used in a number of complex prepositions, as regards, in regard to, with regard to, as well as the form regarding; all have more or less the same meaning, although the first three are more common at the beginning of sentences. 2. In… …   Modern English usage

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  • regard — I (attention) noun advertence, advertency, alertness, application, attentiveness, care, concentration, concern, consideration, examination, heed, needfulness, intentness, interest, mindfulness, notice, observation, scrutiny, vigilance, watch,… …   Law dictionary

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