regard


regard
regard [ri gärd′]
n.
[ME < OFr < regarder: see RE- & GUARD]
1. a firm, fixed look; gaze
2. consideration; attention; concern [to have some regard for one's safety]
3. respect and affection; esteem [to have high regard for one's teachers]
4. reference; respect; relation [in regard to your plan]
5. [pl.] good wishes; respects; affection [give my regards to your father]
6. Obs. aspect; appearance
vt.
[ME regarden < OFr regarder]
1. to observe or look at with a firm, steady gaze; look at attentively
2. to take into account; consider
3. Archaic to give attentive heed to or show concern for
4. to hold in affection and respect [to regard one's friends highly]
5. to think of in a certain light; consider [to regard taxes as a burden]
6. to have relation to; concern; have reference to [that which regards our welfare]
vi.
1. to look; gaze
2. to pay heed or attention
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as regards
concerning
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without regard to
without considering
SYN.- REGARD is the most neutral of the terms here, in itself usually implying evaluation of worth rather than recognition of it [the book is highly regarded by authorities ]; RESPECT implies high valuation of worth, as shown in deference or honor [a jurist respected by lawyers ]; ESTEEM, in addition, suggests that the person or object is highly prized or cherished [a friend esteemed for her loyalty ]; ADMIRE suggests a feeling of enthusiastic delight in the appreciation of that which is superior [one must admire such courage ]

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