re|gard1 S3 [rıˈga:d US -a:rd] n
3 with/in regard to something
4 in this/that regard
5 regards
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: regarder; REGARD2]
respect and admiration for someone or something
regard for
Jan's regard for his great talent
Burt had high regard for his old law professor, Dr. Finch (=he respected him a lot) .
The voters hold her in high regard (=respect or admire her) .
Teachers are held in low regard in this society (=are not respected or admired) .
attention or consideration that is shown towards someone or something
regard for
She has no regard for other people's feelings.
pay/show regard
One must show proper regard for the law.
little/no/scant regard (for sb/sth)
The present administration has demonstrated little regard for environmental issues.
All students must have access to quality education without regard to wealth or class.
3.) with/in regard to sth
formal relating to a particular subject
US foreign policy with regard to Cuba
4.) in this/that regard
formal relating to something you have just mentioned
The company's problems, in this regard, are certainly not unique.
5.) regards [plural]
good wishes - used when sending your good wishes to someone or when ending a short letter or message
My husband sends his regards .
Hope to see you soon. Regards, Chris
(with) kind/best regards
(=used to end a letter in a friendly but rather formal way)
6.) [singular] literary
a long look without moving your eyes
regard 2
regard2 W1S2 v [T]
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: regarder 'to look back at, regard', from garder 'to guard, look at']
1.) [not in progressive]
to think about someone or something in a particular way
regard sb/sth as sth
Paul seemed to regard sex as sinful and immoral.
Edith was widely regarded as (=considered by many people to be) eccentric.
His work is highly regarded (=regarded as very good) by art experts.
2.) formal to look at someone or something, in a particular way
She stood back and regarded him coldly.
3.) as regards sth
formal relating to a particular subject - use this when you want to talk or write about a particular subject
As regards a cure for the disease, very few advances have been made.

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