Other forms: regarded; regarding; regards

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."

Definitions of regard
  1. noun
    the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)
    “a man who has earned high regard
    synonyms: esteem, respect
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    the state in which esteem has been lost
    high level of respect gained by impressive development or achievement
    type of:
    honor, honour, laurels
    the state of being honored
  2. noun
    an attitude of admiration or esteem
    synonyms: esteem, respect
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    a disrespectful mental attitude
    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
  3. noun
    a feeling of friendship and esteem
    “she mistook his manly regard for love”
    synonyms: respect
  4. verb
    look at attentively
    synonyms: consider
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    type of:
    perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards
  5. noun
    a long fixed look
    synonyms: gaze
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    a fixed look with eyes open wide
  6. noun
    (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point
    synonyms: respect
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    type of:
    detail, item, point
    an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
  7. noun
    paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
    synonyms: attentiveness, heed, paying attention
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    heedlessness, inattentiveness
    a lack of attentiveness (as to children or helpless people)
    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
  8. verb
    deem to be
    synonyms: consider, reckon, see, view
    construe, interpret, see
    make sense of; assign a meaning to
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    consider reasonable or due
    regard favorably or with disapproval
    consider again; give new consideration to; usually with a view to changing
    consider again (a bill) that had been voted upon before, with a view to altering it
    consider as part of something
    regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem
    consider or regard as being
    feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard
    relativise, relativize
    consider or treat as relative
    consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else
    favor, favour
    consider as the favorite
    consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically
    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
    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
    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
    consider as a god or godlike
    think the world of
    esteem very highly
    esteem lightly
    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
  9. verb
    connect closely and often incriminatingly
    synonyms: affect, involve
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    bring into intimate and incriminating connection
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    bear on, come to, concern, have-to doe with, pertain, refer, relate, touch, touch on
    be relevant to
  10. noun
    (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare
    “give him my kind regards
    synonyms: compliments, wish
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    greeting, salutation
    (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)




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