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re·gard

 (rĭ-gärd′)
v. re·gard·ed, re·gard·ing, re·gards
v.tr.
1. To think of or consider in a particular way: I regard him as a fool.
2. To look at attentively; observe closely: "He regarded the delicate lines of her profile" (Thomas Hardy).
3. To relate or refer to; concern: This item regards their liability.
4. Archaic To take into account; consider.
v.intr.
1. To give heed; pay attention.
2. To look or gaze.
n.
1. Careful thought or attention; heed: She gives little regard to her sister's teasing.
2.
a. Respect, affection, or esteem: He has little regard for your work.
b. regards Good wishes expressing such sentiment: Give the family my best regards.
3. A particular point or aspect; respect: She was lucky in that regard.
4. A look or gaze: "Such quick regards his sparkling eyes bestow" (Alexander Pope).
5. Obsolete Appearance or aspect.
Idioms:
as regards
In reference or relation to; with respect to.
in/with regard to
In reference or relation to; with respect to.
in/with regards to
In reference or relation to; with respect to.

[Middle English regarden, from Old French regarder, to look at : re-, re- + guarder, to guard, look at (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: The well-behaved children showed great respect for their teacher. See Also Synonyms at consider.
Usage Note: Regard is traditionally used in the singular in the phrase in regard (not in regards) to. In our 2004 survey, barely six percent of the Usage Panel accepted the phrase in regards to. Slightly more than half the Panel found the syntactically peculiar as regards acceptable in the sentence These surveys show a high level of satisfaction with government policy among the elderly in the Scandinavian countries, especially as regards the medical services provided by the state. Sixty-seven percent accepted in regard to in the same sentence. The phrase with respect to is also standard in this use. Many Panelists said that they would prefer regarding over the other prepositions in these situations. The similar prepositional use of respecting is controversial. In our 2009 survey, 55 percent rejected the example You must follow all regulations respecting the use of the park. This usage has a somewhat old-fashioned ring to it and probably should be avoided.

regard

(rɪˈɡɑːd)
vb
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. as regards (preposition) in respect of; concerning
n
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. (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]
reˈgardable adj

re•gard

(rɪˈgɑrd)

v.t.
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.
6. to relate to; concern.
7. to see, look at, or conceive of in a particular way; judge: I regard every assignment as a challenge.
v.i.
8. to pay attention.
9. to look or gaze.
n.
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. a look; gaze.
14. respect, esteem, or deference.
15. kindly feeling; liking.
16. regards, sentiments of esteem or affection: Give them my regards.
Idioms:
1. as regards, concerning; about.
2. with or in regard to, with reference to; as regards; concerning.
[1350–1400; (n.) Middle English < Middle French, n. derivative of regarder to look at (compare reward); (v.) late Middle English < Middle French regarder. See re-, guard]
usage: The phrases as regards, in regard to, and with regard to are standard and occur in all varieties of spoken and written English, esp. in business writing: As regards your letter of January 19… However, these phrases are sometimes regarded as unwieldy substitutes for about or concerning, which may be easily substituted if desired. The phrases in regards to and with regards to are widely rejected as errors.

regard

If you regard someone or something as a particular thing, you believe that they are that thing.

I regard it as one of my masterpieces.
Kenworthy did not regard himself as an expert on language.

You can also say that someone or something is regarded as being a particular thing or is regarded as having a particular quality.

The play was regarded as being of mixed merits.
The couple are regarded as having one of the strongest marriages in showbiz.

regard


Past participle: regarded
Gerund: regarding

Imperative
regard
regard
Present
I regard
you regard
he/she/it regards
we regard
you regard
they regard
Preterite
I regarded
you regarded
he/she/it regarded
we regarded
you regarded
they regarded
Present Continuous
I am regarding
you are regarding
he/she/it is regarding
we are regarding
you are regarding
they are regarding
Present Perfect
I have regarded
you have regarded
he/she/it has regarded
we have regarded
you have regarded
they have regarded
Past Continuous
I was regarding
you were regarding
he/she/it was regarding
we were regarding
you were regarding
they were regarding
Past Perfect
I had regarded
you had regarded
he/she/it had regarded
we had regarded
you had regarded
they had regarded
Future
I will regard
you will regard
he/she/it will regard
we will regard
you will regard
they will regard
Future Perfect
I will have regarded
you will have regarded
he/she/it will have regarded
we will have regarded
you will have regarded
they will have regarded
Future Continuous
I will be regarding
you will be regarding
he/she/it will be regarding
we will be regarding
you will be regarding
they will be regarding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been regarding
you have been regarding
he/she/it has been regarding
we have been regarding
you have been regarding
they have been regarding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been regarding
you will have been regarding
he/she/it will have been regarding
we will have been regarding
you will have been regarding
they will have been regarding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been regarding
you had been regarding
he/she/it had been regarding
we had been regarding
you had been regarding
they had been regarding
Conditional
I would regard
you would regard
he/she/it would regard
we would regard
you would regard
they would regard
Past Conditional
I would have regarded
you would have regarded
he/she/it would have regarded
we would have regarded
you would have regarded
they would have regarded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.regard - (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point; "it differs in that respect"
detail, item, point - an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information"
2.regard - paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)regard - paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people); "his attentiveness to her wishes"; "he spends without heed to the consequences"
attending, attention - the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
advertence, advertency - the process of being heedful
3.regard - (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare; "give him my kind regards"; "my best wishes"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
greeting, salutation - (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
4.regard - a long fixed lookregard - a long fixed look; "he fixed his paternal gaze on me"
stare - a fixed look with eyes open wide
5.regard - the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)regard - the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded); "it is held in esteem"; "a man who has earned high regard"
honour, laurels, honor - the state of being honored
stature - high level of respect gained by impressive development or achievement; "a man of great stature"
6.regard - a feeling of friendship and esteem; "she mistook his manly regard for love"; "he inspires respect"
affection, affectionateness, philia, warmness, warmheartedness, fondness, tenderness, heart - a positive feeling of liking; "he had trouble expressing the affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart"; "the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home"
7.regard - an attitude of admiration or esteem; "she lost all respect for him"
attitude, mental attitude - a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways; "he had the attitude that work was fun"
estimation, estimate - the respect with which a person is held; "they had a high estimation of his ability"
Verb1.regard - deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
expect - consider reasonable or due; "I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed"
receive - regard favorably or with disapproval; "Her new collection of poems was not well received"
construe, interpret, see - make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"
reconsider - consider again; give new consideration to; usually with a view to changing; "Won't you reconsider your decision?"
reconsider - consider again (a bill) that had been voted upon before, with a view to altering it
include - consider as part of something; "I include you in the list of culprits"
think, believe, conceive, consider - judge or regard; look upon; judge; "I think he is very smart"; "I believe her to be very smart"; "I think that he is her boyfriend"; "The racist conceives such people to be inferior"
consider - regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem; "Please consider your family"
call - consider or regard as being; "I would not call her beautiful"
like - feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard; "How did you like the President's speech last night?"
relativise, relativize - consider or treat as relative
identify - consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else; "He identified with the refugees"
favor, favour - consider as the favorite; "The local team was favored"
abstract - consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically
reify - consider an abstract concept to be real
idealise, idealize - consider or render as ideal; "She idealized her husband after his death"
deem, take for, view as, hold - keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view; "take for granted"; "view as important"; "hold these truths to be self-evident"; "I hold him personally responsible"
esteem, respect, value, prise, prize - regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"
disesteem, disrespect - have little or no respect for; hold in contempt
make - consider as being; "It wasn't the problem some people made it"
capitalise, capitalize - consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses
prize, treasure, value, appreciate - hold dear; "I prize these old photographs"
2.regard - look at attentively
look - perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards; "She looked over the expanse of land"; "Look at your child!"; "Look--a deer in the backyard!"
3.regard - connect closely and often incriminatingly; "This new ruling affects your business"
concern, have to do with, pertain, bear on, come to, touch on, refer, relate, touch - be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
implicate - bring into intimate and incriminating connection; "He is implicated in the scheme to defraud the government"

regard

verb
1. consider, see, hold, rate, view, value, account, judge, treat, think of, esteem, deem, look upon, adjudge I regard creativity as both a gift and a skill.
2. look at, view, eye, watch, observe, check, notice, clock (Brit. slang), remark, check out (informal), gaze at, behold, eyeball (U.S. slang), scrutinize, get a load of (informal), take a dekko at (Brit. slang) She regarded him curiously for a moment.
noun
1. respect, esteem, deference, store, thought, love, concern, care, account, note, reputation, honour, consideration, sympathy, affection, attachment, repute I have a very high regard for him and what he has achieved.
2. look, gaze, scrutiny, stare, glance This gave a look of calculated menace to his regard.
plural noun
1. good wishes, respects, greetings, compliments, best wishes, salutations, devoirs, RGDS (S.M.S.) Give my regards to your family.
as regards concerning, regarding, relating to, pertaining to As regards the war, he believed in victory at any price.
in this regard on this point, on this matter, on this detail, in this respect In this regard nothing has changed.
with regard to concerning, regarding, relating to, with respect to, as regards The UN has urged sanctions with regard to trade in arms.

regard

verb
1. To look at or on attentively or carefully:
2. To look upon in a particular way:
3. To have a high opinion of:
Idioms: look up to, think highly of.
noun
1. An act of directing the eyes on an object:
4. Curiosity about or attention to someone or something:
5. The act of noting, observing, or taking into account:
6. A feeling of deference, approval, and liking:
7. Friendly greetings.Used in plural:
best, respect (used in plural).
8. The particular angle from which something is considered:
Translations
إحْتِرام، رأي إيجابياِحْتِرامتَعاطُف، عِنايَه، إعْتِبارتَفْكير، إنْتِباهيَحْتَرِم
úctapovažovatpozorovatuvažovatvážit si
anseanseelsebetragtehensynhensyntagen
kunnioituspitää jonakin
poštovanjesmatrati
álítahugsa tillíta átillittillit, umhyggja
みなす敬意
간주하다존경
kalbant apiepaisymasžiūrėti į
cieņadomāt parizturēties pretņemt vērāuzlūkot
gledeobzirnostpozdravispoštovanje
aktningtycka
ความนับถือพิจารณา
coi nhưsự quý trọng

regard

[rɪˈgɑːd]
A. N
1. (= relation) → respecto m, aspecto m
in or with regard tocon respecto a
with regard to your letter of 25th Junecon respecto a su carta del 25 de junio
government policy with regard to immigrationla política del gobierno con respecto a la inmigración or en materia de inmigración
I was right in one regardtenía razón en un aspecto
in this/that regarden este/ese aspecto, a este/ese respecto
2. (= esteem) → estima f, respeto m
my regard for himla estima or el respeto que le tengo
to have a high or great regard for sb; hold sb in high regardtener a algn en gran estima, tener un gran concepto de algn
out of regard forpor respeto a
see also self-regard
3. (= attention, consideration) it should be done with a proper regard for safetydebería hacerse prestándole la atención debida a la seguridad
having regard toteniendo en cuenta
he shows little regard for their feelingsmuestra poca consideración por sus sentimientos
they have no regard for human lifeno tienen or muestran ningún respeto a la vida humana
without regard to/for sth: without regard to race, creed or sexsin considerar or sin tener en cuenta la raza, la religión o el sexo
without regard for her own safetysin reparar en or tener en cuenta su propia seguridad
4. regards (in messages) → recuerdos mpl, saludos mpl
(give my) regards to Yvonne(dele) recuerdos a Yvonne, salude a Yvonne de mi parte
(with) kind/best regards (as letter ending) → saludos
he sends his regardsos manda recuerdos or saludos
5. (liter) (= gaze) → mirada f
B. VT
1. (= look at) (liter) → contemplar, observar (fig) (= view) → mirar
to regard sb with suspicionmirar a algn con recelo
2. (= consider) → considerar
he is regarded as Britain's foremost composerse lo considera or está considerado el compositor más importante de Gran Bretaña
we don't regard it as necessaryno lo consideramos necesario, no nos parece necesario
would you regard yourself as a feminist?¿se considera usted feminista?
3. (= esteem) he was a highly regarded scholarera un académico muy respetado or de mucha reputación
4. (= concern) → tratar, tocar
the next item regards the proposed mergerel siguiente punto trata or toca la fusión propuesta
as regardsen or por lo que respecta a, en or por lo que se refiere a, en cuanto a

regard

[rɪˈgɑːrd]
n
(= care, concern) → considération f
to have no regard for sth → n'avoir aucune considération pour qch
without regard to sth/sb → sans aucune considération pour qch/qn
(= respect, admiration) → estime f
sb's regard for sb → l'estime que qn porte à qn, l'estime de qn pour qn
She was pleased by Hugh's regard for her parents → Elle était contente de l'estime que Hugh portait à ses parents., Elle était contente de l'estime de Hugh pour ses parents.
to have a high regard for sb → avoir beaucoup d'estime pour qn
with regard to (= concerning) → en ce qui concerne
(= aspect) in this regard (= in this respect) → à cet égard
regards npl
to give one's regards to sb
Give my regards to Alice → Transmettez mon bon souvenir à Alice.
to send one's regards
Louis sends his regards → Vous avez le bonjour de Louis.
"with kind regards" → "bien cordialement"
I send this to you with kindest regards
BUT Je vous envoie ceci avec mes meilleurs sentiments.
vt (= consider) → considérer
to regard sth as sth → considérer qch comme qch
I regard it as one of my masterpieces → Je le considère comme un de mes chefs-d'œuvre.
to regard sb as sth → considérer qn comme qch
I regard her as a genius → Je la considère comme un génie.
to regard sb with suspicion → considérer qn avec suspicion
to be regarded with some suspicion by sb → être considéré(e) avec une certaine suspicion par qn
He regarded drug dealers with loathing
BUT Il avait une profonde aversion pour les dealers.
to regard o.s. as sth → se considérer comme qch
She regards herself as something of an expert → Elle se considère comme une sorte d'expert.
those who regard themselves as agnostic or even atheist → ceux qui se considèrent agnostiques ou même athées

regard

vt
(= consider)betrachten; to regard somebody/something as somethingjdn/etw für etw halten, jdn/etw als etw betrachten; to regard somebody/something with favour (Brit) or favor (US) → jdn/etw wohlwollend betrachten; to regard something with horrormit Schrecken an etw (acc)denken; to be regarded as …als … angesehen werden; he is regarded as a great poeter wird als großer Dichter angesehen, er gilt als großer Dichter; it’s not generally regarded as worth doinges wird im Allgemeinen angenommen, dass sich das nicht lohnt; we regard it as worth doingwir glauben, dass es sich lohnt(, das zu tun); we don’t regard it as necessarywir halten es nicht für notwendig; she doesn’t regard it as her responsibilitysie betrachtet es nicht als ihre Verantwortung; to regard somebody/something highly or with great esteemjdn/etw hoch schätzen or sehr schätzen; he is highly regardeder ist hoch angesehen; his work is highly regardedseine Arbeit wird sehr geschätzt
(= concern) as regards that/my friend/your applicationwas das/meinen Freund/Ihren Antrag betrifft or anbelangt or angeht ? also regarding
(liter: = look at) → betrachten
(= heed)berücksichtigen; without regarding his wishesohne Rücksicht auf seine Wünsche
n
(= attention, concern)Rücksicht f (→ for auf +acc); to have some regard for somebody/somethingauf jdn/etw Rücksicht nehmen; to show little/no regard for somebody/somethingwenig/keine Rücksichtnahme für jdn/etw zeigen; with no regard for his safetyohne Rücksicht auf seine Sicherheit (zu nehmen); without regard to or for her viewsohne sich um ihre Ansichten zu kümmern; without regard to or for what people might thinkohne sich darum zu kümmern, was die Leute denken mochten
in this regarddiesbezüglich (form), → in diesem Zusammenhang; with or in regard toin Bezug auf (+acc)
(= respect)Achtung f; to hold somebody in high regardjdn achten or sehr schätzen; to have a great regard for somebodyjdn hoch achten
regards pl (in message) → Gruß m; to send somebody one’s regardsjdn grüßen lassen; give him my regardsgrüßen Sie ihn von mir; (kindest) regards, with kind regardsmit freundlichen Grüßen
(liter, = look) → Blick m

regard

[rɪˈgɑːd]
1. n
a. (relation) in or with regard toper quanto riguarda, riguardo a
in this regard (frm) → a questo riguardo or proposito
b. (esteem, concern) → riguardo, stima
out of regard for → per riguardo a
to have a high regard for sb, hold sb in high regard → aver molta stima per qn, tenere qn in grande considerazione
he shows little regard for their feelings → dimostra scarsa considerazione per loro
c. (in messages) regards to Maria, please give my regards to Mariasalutami Maria, da' i miei saluti a Maria; (as letter-ending) (kind) regardscordiali saluti
2. vt
a. (consider) → considerare, stimare
we don't regard it as necessary → non lo riteniamo necessario
b. (concern) → riguardare
as regards ... → per quel che riguarda..., riguardo a...

regard

(rəˈgaːd) verb
1. (with as) to consider to be. I regard his conduct as totally unacceptable.
2. to think of as being very good, important etc; to respect. He is very highly regarded by his friends.
3. to think of (with a particular emotion or feeling). I regard him with horror; He regards his wife's behaviour with amusement.
4. to look at. He regarded me over the top of his glasses.
5. to pay attention to (advice etc).
noun
1. thought; attention. He ran into the burning house without regard for his safety.
2. sympathy; care; consideration. He shows no regard for other people.
3. good opinion; respect. I hold him in high regard.
reˈgarding preposition
about; concerning. Have you any suggestions regarding this project?
reˈgardless adjective, adverb
not thinking or caring about costs, problems, dangers etc. There may be difficulties but I shall carry on regardless.
reˈgards noun plural
greetings; good wishes. Give my regards to your mother; He sent her his regards.
as regards
as far as (something) is concerned. As regards the meeting tomorrow, I hope as many people will attend as possible.
with regard to
about; concerning. I have no complaints with regard to his work.

with regards is sometimes used in ending a letter.
with regard to means `about'.

regard

اِحْتِرام, يَعْتَبِرُ považovat, úcta anse, anseelse Achtung, ansehen θεωρώ, υπόληψη consideración, considerar kunnioitus, pitää jonakin considération, considérer poštovanje, smatrati considerare, considerazione みなす, 敬意 간주하다, 존경 achting, beschouwen anse, henseende poważanie, uważać consideração, considerar забота, расценивать aktning, tycka ความนับถือ, พิจารณา değerlendirmek, saygı coi như, sự quý trọng 关心, 认为

regard

n. respeto, consideración;
in ___ torespecto a;
regardsrecuerdos.
References in classic literature ?
When that is off we shall see how he regards the fair maid whose heart he cannot win, though her stern father bestows her hand," returned the troubadour.
Ned, what is the situation as regards the financial affairs of my father and myself?
I shall see your father, of course--and you will give my regards to Miss Jessie.
As regards its interior life, a large, dim looking-glass used to hang in one of the rooms, and was fabled to contain within its depths all the shapes that had ever been reflected there,--the old Colonel himself, and his many descendants, some in the garb of antique babyhood, and others in the bloom of feminine beauty or manly prime, or saddened with the wrinkles of frosty age.
Lastly, in lieu of these shifting scenes, came back the rude market-place of the Puritan, settlement, with all the townspeople assembled, and levelling their stern regards at Hester Prynne -- yes, at herself -- who stood on the scaffold of the pillory, an infant on her arm, and the letter A, in scarlet, fantastically embroidered with gold thread, upon her bosom
said Marie; "it's just what has been preying on my health, from day to day, bringing me downward to the grave, though nobody regards it.
She came of the highest landed gentry, yet she was not noble; she was gracious and pure and chari- table, of a blameless life and character, insomuch that in these regards was she peer of the best lady in the land.
But they were playmates, at any rate; as regards that, there is no room for dispute.
All seemed pleasure, joy, and roguish gaiety, only one of the numerous guests had a gloomy exterior; but exactly the black armor in which he walked about excited general attention, and his tall figure, as well as the noble propriety of his movements, attracted especially the regards of the ladies.
My mother desires her very best compliments and regards, and a thousand thanks, and says you really quite oppress her.
He has no hand free, to wave to me; I dare not call to him; he regards me like a dead man.
take charge of my unalterable regards and similar entreaties?