verb (used with object)
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: She regarded him with amusement.
6. to relate to; concern: The news does not regard the explosion.
7. to see, look at, or conceive of in a particular way; judge (usually followed by as): I regard every assignment as a challenge. They regarded his behavior as childish.
verb (used without object)
8. to pay attention.
9. to look or gaze.
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. look; gaze.
14. respect, esteem, or deference: a high regard for scholarship.
15. kindly feeling; liking.
16. regards, sentiments of esteem or affection: Give them my regards.
17. as regards.
18. with /in regard to, referring to; concerning: With regard to the new contract, we have some questions.
Also, Informal, with/inregards to.
3. respect, honor, revere, value.
5. notice, note, see, remark, mark.
Although sometimes considered poor substitutes for about or concerning, the phrases as regards, in regard to, and with regard to are standard and occur in all varieties of spoken and written English, especially in business writing: As regards your letter of January 19. …Note that although in regards to and with regards to are generally considered poor usage, these less formal variants have become increasingly common.
Origin: 1350-1400; (noun) Middle English < Middle French, noun derivative of regarder to look at (cf. reward ); (v.) late Middle English < Middle French regarder. See re-, guard
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