Definition of “regard” - English Dictionary

“regard” in British English

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regardverb [ T usually + adv/prep ]

uk /rɪˈɡɑːd/ us /rɪˈɡɑːrd/

B2 to consider or have an opinion about something or someone:

Environmentalists regard GM technology with suspicion.
Her parents always regarded her as the smartest of their children.
He is generally/widely regarded as the father of international law.

formal to look carefully at something or someone:

The bird regarded me with suspicion as I walked up to its nest.
as regards B2 formal

in connection with:

There is no problem as regards the financial arrangements.

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  • The rebels regard the official parliament as illegitimate.
  • He regards e-commerce as an indivisible part of modern retail.
  • He rarely used taxis, which he regarded as extravagant.
  • Private education is often regarded as socially divisive.
  • He regards the political process with disdain.

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.

More examples

  • Her reply was typical of her constant regard for self.
  • We employ people without regard to their political or sexual orientation.
  • He showed scant regard for the truth.
  • The players held their captain in high regard.
  • Each of the designs is unique in this regard.

(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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