regard Definition

  • 1to consider or think of someone or something in a particular way
  • 2attention to or concern for something

Using regard: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "regard" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I regard him as one of my closest friends.

  • Example

    The company regards customer satisfaction as its top priority.

  • Example

    She is highly regarded in the field of medicine.

  • Example

    He has no regard for other people's feelings.

regard Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for regard

Idioms Using regard

  • concerning or with respect to something


    In regard to your complaint, we will investigate the matter and get back to you as soon as possible.

  • with appropriate consideration or respect


    With all due regard to your opinion, I must respectfully disagree.

  • demonstrate respect or consideration for someone or something


    It's important to show regard for the environment by recycling and conserving resources.

Phrases with regard

  • with respect to this matter or issue


    In this regard, we need to be more careful with our spending.

  • concerning or in relation to something


    With regard to your request, we will need more information before we can proceed.

  • as regards

    in terms of or with reference to


    As regards your question, I'm afraid I don't have an answer at this time.

Origins of regard

from Old French 'regarder', meaning 'to look at'


Summary: regard in Brief

The verb 'regard' [riˈɡɑːd] means to consider or think of someone or something in a particular way, or to pay attention to or be concerned about something. It is often used in phrases like 'in this regard,' 'with regard to,' and 'as regards,' which refer to specific matters or issues. Idioms like 'in regard to' and 'with all due regard' emphasize respect and consideration, while 'show regard for' means to demonstrate respect or consideration.

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