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English definition of “regard”

regard

verb [T usually + adv/prep]     /rɪˈɡɑːd/ US  /-ˈɡɑːrd/
B2 to consider or have an opinion about something or someone: Local people regard the idea of a motorway through their village with horror. Her parents always regarded her as the cleverest of their children.Imagining and conceiving formal to look carefully at something or someone: The bird regarded me with suspicion as I walked up to its nest.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive as regards B2 formal in connection with: There is no problem as regards the financial arrangements.Regarding and concerningLinking and relating Grammar:Consider or regard?Consider and regard can both mean ‘believe’ or ‘realise’ or ‘understand’. When they mean ‘believe’ or ‘realise’ or ‘understand’, we don’t often use the continuous forms.See more
(Definition of regard verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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