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re·gard  (r-g?rd)
v. re·gard·ed, re·gard·ing, re·gards
1. To look at attentively; observe closely.
2. To look upon or consider in a particular way: I regard him as a fool.
3. To hold in esteem or respect: She regards her teachers highly.
4. To relate or refer to; concern: This item regards their liability.
5. To take into account; consider.
6. Obsolete To take care of.
1. To look or gaze.
2. To give heed; pay attention.
1. A look or gaze.
2. Careful thought or attention; heed: She gives little regard to her sisters teasing.
a. Respect, affection, or esteem: He has high regard for your work.
b. regards Good wishes expressing such sentiment: Give the family my best regards.
4. A particular point or aspect; respect: She was lucky in that regard.
5. Basis for action; motive.
6. Obsolete Appearance or aspect.
as regards
in/with regard to
With respect to.

[Middle English regarden, from Old French regarder : re-, re- + guarder, to guard (of Germanic origin; see guard).]
Synonyms: regard, esteem, admiration, respect
These nouns refer to a feeling based on perception of and approval for the worth of a person or thing. Regard is the most general: I once thought you had a kind of regard for her (George Borrow).
Esteem connotes considered appraisal and positive regard: The near-unanimity of esteem he enjoyed during his lifetime has by no means been sustained since (Will Crutchfield).
Admiration is a feeling of keen approbation: Greatness is a spiritual condition worthy to excite love, interest, and admiration (Matthew Arnold).
Respect implies appreciative, often deferential regard resulting from careful assessment: I have a great respect for any man who makes his own way in life (Winston Churchill). See Also Synonyms at consider.
Usage Note: Regard is traditionally used in the singular in the phrase in regard (not in regards) to. Regarding and as regards are also standard in the sense with reference to. In the same sense with respect to is acceptable, but respecting is not. · Respects is sometimes considered preferable to regards in the sense of particulars: In some respects (not regards) the books are alike.

regard  /rgrd/  v. 1 [T] to think about the importance of s.t.: He regards his job as the most important thing in his life. 2 [I;T] to view, look upon: On our vacation, we regarded the mountains as we drove through them. 3 [T] to deal with a certain matter: This letter regards the payment for your new car. 4 [T] to show honor for, respect: I regard teachers and doctors highly.
n.sing. [U] 1 respect, concern, or consideration for s.t. or s.o.: I have high regard for mothers who take good care of their children. 2 n.pl. regards: best wishes: Give my regards to Joe when you see him. 3 in or with regard to: concerning: In (or) With regard to our conversation yesterday, I am sending the book to you by mail.

Thesaurus: regard v. 1 to consider | value 2 to look at, gaze at, observe. Ant. to disregard. 3 to concern. >br> n. 1 admiration, esteem. regard

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