Definition of regard noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    regard

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    noun
    BrE BrE//rɪˈɡɑːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈɡɑːrd//
     
     
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  1. 1  [uncountable] (formal) attention to or thought and care for somebody/something regard for somebody/something to do something with scant/little/no regard for somebody/something to have/pay/show little regard for other people’s property regard to somebody/something He was driving without regard to speed limits. Social services should pay proper regard to the needs of inner-city areas.
  2. 2  [uncountable] (formal) respect or admiration for somebody He held her in high regard (= had a good opinion of her). regard for somebody/something I had great regard for his abilities. Children no longer have proper regard for their parents and teachers.
  3. 3regards [plural] used to send good wishes to somebody at the end of a letter, or when asking somebody to give your good wishes to another person who is not present With kind regards, Yours… Give your brother my regards when you see him.
  4. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French regarder ‘to watch’, from re- ‘back’ (also expressing intensive force) + garder ‘to guard’.Extra examples He has a high regard for truth. He is held in the highest regard by his colleagues. I am writing with regard to your recent order. I have the greatest regard for his abilities. My regards to your aunt. The composer was held in high regard in England. The decision reached has due regard for the safety of the public. The film has won critical regard in America. The letter ended, ‘Kindest regards, Felicity.’ The manifesto pays scant regard to green issues. These people had little regard for the environment. They have no regard for the values of our community. They paid scant regard to my views. When exercising its discretion, the court will have regard to all the circumstances. a lack of regard for public safety a proper regard for human dignity an attempt to plan the future of an industry without due regard to market forces He held her in high regard. I had great regard for his abilities as a teacher. They show scant regard for other people’s property.Idioms
    as to something, as regards something
     
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    used when you are referring to something As to tax, that will be deducted from your salary.
    have regard to something
     
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    (law) to remember and think carefully about something It is always necessary to have regard to the terms of the contract. New sites for waste disposal will be determined having regard to environmental matters.
    in/with regard to somebody/something
     
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    (formal) concerning somebody/something a country’s laws in regard to human rights The company's position with regard to overtime is made clear in their contracts.
    (formal) concerning what has just been mentioned I have nothing further to say in this regard.
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