Meaning of “regard” - Learner’s Dictionary

regard

verb [ T ] uk us /rɪˈɡɑːd/
THINK OF

B2 to think of someone or something in a particular way:

She is generally regarded as one of the greatest singers this century.
The plans were regarded with suspicion.
LOOK formal

to look carefully at someone or something

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