Meaning of REGARD in English
v. & n.
v.tr. 1 gaze on steadily (usu. in a specified way) (regarded them suspiciously). 2 give heed to; take into account; let one's course be affected by. 3 look upon or contemplate mentally in a specified way (I regard them kindly; I regard it as an insult). 4 (of a thing) have relation to; have some connection with.
n. 1 a gaze; a steady or significant look. 2 (foll. by to, for) attention or care. 3 (foll. by for) esteem; kindly feeling; respectful opinion. 4 a respect; a point attended to (in this regard). 5 (in pl.) an expression of friendliness in a letter etc.; compliments (sent my best regards). as regards about, concerning; in respect of. in (or with) regard to as concerns; in respect of.
[ ME f. OF regard f. regarder (as RE-, garder GUARD) ]
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012