Meaning of “regard” in the English Dictionary

"regard" in English

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regardverb [ T usually + adv/prep ]

uk /rɪˈɡɑːd/ us /rɪˈɡɑːrd/

regardnoun [ U ]

uk /rɪˈɡɑːd/ us /rɪˈɡɑːrd/ formal

C1 respect or admiration for someone or something:

The company holds her in high regard.
He has no regard for other people's feelings.
in/with regard to

B2 in connection with:

I am writing to you with regard to your letter of 15 March.
in this/that regard

in this particular way:

The union is the largest in the country and in this/that regard is best placed to serve its members.
regards B1 [ plural ] formal


Please give/send/convey my regards to your mother if you see her.

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(Definition of “regard” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"regard" in American English

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regardverb [ T always + adv/prep ]

us /rɪˈɡɑrd/

to consider or think about something in a particular way, or to look carefully at someone or something:

Laura is highly regarded by her colleagues.
The dog regarded me with suspicion as I approached the door.

(Definition of “regard” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"regard" in Business English

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uk /rɪˈɡɑːd/ us
regards [ plural ]

COMMUNICATIONS used to send good wishes to someone at the end of a letter or an email, or to ask someone to give greetings to another person who is not present:

I look forward to hearing from you. With kind regards, David Price.
Please convey my regards to your boss.
in/with regard to sb/sth

in connection with someone or something:

I am writing to you with regard to your letter of 15 March.

(Definition of “regard” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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On the eve of enlargement, we need to carefully consider this acquis communautaire that some parties would like to make 'immutable' in principle, with scant regard for democracy and subsidiarity.
With regard to the other questions raised here, the first was the minimum age for taking fingerprints, which has been set at 14 years.
As you can see in this budget, this is a political debate which goes beyond a strict examination of what you have done with regard to the 1998 budget.
The proposed new framework for state aid to the environment is very flexible with regard to the granting of aid to renewable energies.
We wanted to introduce the same nuance and precision with regard to the issue of race and therefore proposed 'd' origine raciale' .
Stress must be placed on transparency with regard to the public, particularly in the event of health risks related to the nature of the pollutant.
I regard a gradual switch as being the correct approach and one where consideration is given to our country' s levels of taxation.
I regard that as discrimination.
With regard to the roads, we must stress that an increase in road traffic in no way automatically implies more pollution.
I hope that this change will not mean an even greater marginalisation of fishing, since the silence of your programme, with regard to fishing, is deafening.

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