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Meaning of regard

re•gard

Pronunciation: (ri-gärd'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to look upon or think of with a particular feeling: to regard a person with favor.
  2. to have or show respect or concern for.
  3. to think highly of; esteem.
  4. to take into account; consider.
  5. to look at; observe: She regarded him with amusement.
  6. to relate to; concern: The news does not regard the explosion.
  7. to see, look at, or conceive of in a particular way; judge (usually fol. by as): I regard every assignment as a challenge. They regarded his behavior as childish.
—v.i.
  1. to pay attention.
  2. to look or gaze.
  3. See (def. 25).
—n.
  1. reference; relation: to err with regard to facts.
  2. an aspect, point, or particular: quite satisfactory in this regard.
  3. thought; attention; concern.
  4. look; gaze.
  5. respect, esteem, or deference: a high regard for scholarship.
  6. kindly feeling; liking.
  7. sentiments of esteem or affection: Give them my regards.
  8. referring to; concerning: With regard to the new contract, we have some questions.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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