regard

When you give someone a good, long look, you regard them. It can also mean to believe, as in, "I regard her as my best friend."

Regard often means respect and admiration, as in "I have the greatest regard for my grandmother." Sometimes it's a greeting: you can send someone your regards, which means to tell them you said hello and wish them well. There's a famous song called, "Give My Regards to Broadway." On the other hand, you can use it as a sign-off on a letter. Instead of "Sincerely" or "Yours Truly," you can close with "Regards."

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: regard

1
n
the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)
2
vn
look at attentively
a long fixed look
3
v
deem to be
4
n
(usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: regard
1

n the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)

“a man who has earned high regard
Synonyms:
esteem, respect
Antonyms:
disesteem
the state in which esteem has been lost
Types:
stature
high level of respect gained by impressive development or achievement
Type of:
honor, honour, laurels
the state of being honored

n an attitude of admiration or esteem

Synonyms:
esteem, respect
Antonyms:
disrespect
a disrespectful mental attitude
Types:
estimate, estimation
the respect with which a person is held
report, reputation
the general estimation that the public has for a person
Type of:
attitude, mental attitude
a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways

n a feeling of friendship and esteem

“she mistook his manly regard for love”
Synonyms:
respect
Type of:
affection, affectionateness, fondness, heart, philia, tenderness, warmheartedness, warmness
a positive feeling of liking
2

v look at attentively

Synonyms:
consider
Type of:
look
perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards

n a long fixed look

Synonyms:
gaze
Type of:
stare
a fixed look with eyes open wide

n (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point

Synonyms:
respect
Type of:
detail, item, point
an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole

n paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)

Synonyms:
attentiveness, heed, paying attention
Antonyms:
heedlessness, inattentiveness
a lack of attentiveness (as to children or helpless people)
Types:
advertence, advertency
the process of being heedful
Type of:
attending, attention
the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
3

v deem to be

Synonyms:
consider, reckon, see, view
construe, interpret, see
make sense of; assign a meaning to
Types:
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expect
consider reasonable or due
receive
regard favorably or with disapproval
reconsider
consider again; give new consideration to; usually with a view to changing
reconsider
consider again (a bill) that had been voted upon before, with a view to altering it
include
consider as part of something
consider
regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem
call
consider or regard as being
like
feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard
relativise, relativize
consider or treat as relative
identify
consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else
favor, favour
consider as the favorite
abstract
consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically
reify
consider an abstract concept to be real
idealise, idealize
consider or render as ideal
deem, hold, take for, view as
keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
esteem, prise, prize, respect, value
regard highly; think much of
disesteem, disrespect
have little or no respect for; hold in contempt
make
consider as being
capitalise, capitalize
consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses
appreciate, prize, treasure, value
hold dear
do justice
show due and full appreciation
count
include as if by counting
colligate, subsume
consider (an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle
hypostatise, hypostatize
construe as a real existence, of a conceptual entity
glamorize, glamourise, romanticise, romanticize
interpret romantically
deify
consider as a god or godlike
think the world of
esteem very highly
undervalue
esteem lightly
carry
include, as on a list
fear, revere, reverence, venerate
regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
admire, look up to
feel admiration for
recognise, recognize
show approval or appreciation of
Type of:
believe, conceive, consider, think
judge or regard; look upon; judge

v connect closely and often incriminatingly

Synonyms:
affect, involve
Types:
implicate
bring into intimate and incriminating connection
Type of:
bear on, come to, concern, have-to doe with, pertain, refer, relate, touch, touch on
be relevant to
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n (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare

“give him my kind regards
Synonyms:
compliments, wish
Type of:
greeting, salutation
(usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
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