Meaning of REGARD in English


[re.gard] n [ME, fr. MF, fr. OF, fr. regarder] (14c) 1 archaic: appearance

2. a: attention, consideration "due ~ should be given to all facets of the question" b: a protective interest: care "ought to have more ~ for his health"

3: look, gaze

4. a: the worth or estimation in which something or someone is held "a man of small ~" b (1): a feeling of respect and affection: esteem "his hard work won him the ~ of his colleagues" (2) pl: friendly greetings implying such feeling "give him my ~s"

5: a basis of action or opinion: motive

6: an aspect to be taken into consideration: respect "is a small school, and is fortunate in this ~"

7. obs: intention -- in regard to : with respect to: concerning -- with regard to : in regard to

[2]regard vb [ME, fr. MF regarder to look back at, regard, fr. OF, fr. re- + garder to guard, look at--more at guard] vt (14c) 1: to consider and appraise usu. from a particular point of view "is highly ~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 ~ vi 1: to look attentively: gaze

2: to pay attention: heed -- as regards : with respect to: concerning syn regard, respect, esteem, admire mean to recognize the worth of a person or thing. regard is a general term that is usu. 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 usu. enthusiastic appreciation and often deep affection "a friend that I truly admire".

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