Meaning of REGARD in English



Function: verb

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French regarder to look back at, regard, from re- + garder to guard, look at ― more at GUARD

Date: 14th century

transitive verb

1 : to consider and appraise usually from a particular point of view <is highly regard ed as a mechanic>

2 : to pay attention to : take into consideration or account

3 a : to show respect or consideration for b : to hold in high esteem

4 : to look at

5 archaic : to relate to

intransitive verb

1 : to look attentively : GAZE

2 : to pay attention : HEED

synonyms REGARD , RESPECT , ESTEEM , ADMIRE mean to recognize the worth of a person or thing. REGARD is a general term that is usually qualified <he is highly regarded in the profession>. RESPECT implies a considered evaluation or estimation <after many years they came to respect her views>. ESTEEM implies greater warmth of feeling accompanying a high valuation <no citizen of the town was more highly esteemed >. ADMIRE suggests usually enthusiastic appreciation and often deep affection <a friend that I truly admire >.

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.