Meaning of REGARD in English

REGARD

I.

noun

1 attention to/thought for sb/sth

ADJECTIVE

▪ particular , special , specific

▪ scant

They paid scant ~ to my views.

▪ due , full ( BrE ), proper ( esp. BrE ) ( all law )

The decision reached has due ~ for the safety of the public.

States must conduct their activities with due ~ to the interests of other states.

I pay full ~ to the views of the court.

VERB + REGARD

▪ have

When exercising its discretion, the court will have ~ to all the circumstances.

They have no ~ for the values of our community.

These people had little ~ for the environment.

▪ pay , show

The manifesto pays scant ~ to green issues.

PREPOSITION

▪ in ~ to , with ~ to

I am writing with ~ to your recent order.

▪ without ~ for , without ~ to

an attempt to plan the future of an industry without due ~ to market forces

▪ ~ for

a proper ~ for human dignity

PHRASES

▪ in that ~ , in this ~

I have nothing further to say in this ~ (= in regard to what has just been said) .

▪ a lack of ~

a lack of ~ for public safety

▪ little, no, etc. ~ for sb/sth , little, no, etc. ~ to sb/sth

2 respect/admiration for sb

ADJECTIVE

▪ deep ( esp. AmE ), great , high

He has a high ~ for truth.

The composer was held in high ~ in England.

▪ insufficient , low

▪ mutual

▪ critical

VERB + REGARD

▪ have , hold sb/sth in

I have the greatest ~ for his abilities.

He is held in the highest ~ by his colleagues.

3 regards used in letters to send greetings to sb

ADJECTIVE

▪ best , kind , warm

The letter ended, ‘Kindest ~s, Felicity.’

VERB + REGARDS

▪ give (sb) , send (sb)

David sends his warmest ~s to your parents.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ to

My ~s to your aunt ( = please give my regards to your aunt ).

II.

verb

1 ( often be regarded ) think of sb/sth in a particular way

ADVERB

▪ highly , well

She was highly ~ed as a sculptor.

▪ generally , universally , widely

The project was widely ~ed as a success.

▪ commonly , popularly , usually

▪ conventionally , traditionally

Rabbits were traditionally ~ed as vermin.

▪ legitimately , properly , reasonably , rightly

The crash could be reasonably ~ed as an opportunity to invest.

Civil contempt is not properly ~ed as a criminal act.

▪ long

an agency long ~ed as ineffectual

▪ hitherto

▪ still

▪ no longer

VERB + REGARD

▪ appear to , seem to

He seemed to ~ the whole thing as a joke.

▪ tend to

They tend to ~ the open expression of emotion as being soft and feminine.

▪ come to

I had come to ~ him as a close friend.

▪ continue to

▪ be tempted to

The successful are often tempted to ~ their success as a kind of reward.

▪ be tempting to

▪ be a mistake to , be wrong to

It would be a mistake to ~ the incident as unimportant.

PREPOSITION

▪ as

Many of her works are ~ed as classics.

▪ with

They ~ed people outside their own town with suspicion.

2 look steadily at sb/sth

ADVERB

▪ steadily

▪ intently

▪ curiously , suspiciously , thoughtfully , warily

VERB + REGARD

▪ continue to

His eyes continued to ~ her steadily.

PREPOSITION

▪ with

She ~ed the mess with distaste.

Regard is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ eye

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