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English definition of “regard”


verb [T usually + adv/prep] uk   /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


noun [U] uk   /rɪˈɡɑːd/ us    /-ˈɡɑːrd/ 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.Showing respect and admiration in/with regard to B2 in connection with: I am writing to you with regard to your letter of 15 March.Regarding and concerningLinking and relating 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.Particular and individual regards B1 [plural] formal greetings: Please give/send/convey my regards to your mother if you see her.Welcoming, greeting and greetingsWritten greetingsLetters, notes and cards
(Definition of regard from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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