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re·gard / riˈgärd/ • v. [tr.] consider or think of (someone or something) in a specified way: she regarded Omaha as her base he was highly regarded by senators of both parties. ∎  gaze at steadily in a specified fashion: Professor Ryker regarded him with a faint smile. ∎  (of a thing) have relation to or connection with; concern: if these things regarded only myself, I could stand it with composure. ∎  archaic pay attention to; heed: he talked very wisely, but I regarded him not.• n. 1. attention to or concern for something: the court must have regard to the principle of welfare she rescued him without regard for herself. ∎  high opinion; liking and respect; esteem: she had a particular regard for Eliot. ∎  [in sing.] a gaze; a steady or significant look: he shifted uneasily before their clear regard.2. (regards) best wishes (used to express friendliness in greetings, esp. at the end of letters): Warm regards, Helen give her my regards.PHRASES: as regards concerning; with respect to: as regards content, the program will cover important current this (or that) regard in connection with the point previously mentioned: there was little incentive for them to be active in this regard.with (or in) regard to as concerns; with respect to: he made inquiries with regard to Beth.