From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishregardre‧gard1 /rɪˈɡɑːd $ -ɑːrd/ ●●○ W3 noun 1 admiration/respect [uncountable]ADMIRE respect and admiration for someone or somethingregard for Jan’s regard for his great talent Burt had high regard for his old law professor, Dr. Finch (=he respected him a lot). The voters hold her in high regard (=respect or admire her). Teachers are held in low regard in this society (=are not respected or admired).2 attention/consideration [uncountable] formalATTENTION attention or consideration that is shown towards someone or somethingregard for She has no regard for other people’s feelings.pay/show regard One must show proper regard for the law.little/no/scant regard (for somebody/something) The present administration has demonstrated little regard for environmental issues. All students must have access to quality education without regard to wealth or class.3 → with/in regard to something4 → in this/that regard5 → regards6 [singular] literaryLOOK AT a long look without moving your eyesCOLLOCATIONS – Meaning 1: respect and admiration for someone or somethingadjectiveshigh regardThe players have a very high regard for their manager.low regardThis might explain the low regard in which the president is held.mutual regard (=which people feel for each other)There seems to have been a genuine mutual regard between the two leaders.considerable regard (=fairly high regard)Eliot had considerable regard for Collingwood.verbshold somebody/something in high regardDoctors are held in high regard by society.have a high regard for somebody/somethingI had the highest regard for him. COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 2: attention or consideration that is shown towards someone or somethingverbshave no regard for somethingSome motorists have no regard for other road users.have regard to something formal:The court must have particular regard to the factors listed in section 13.pay regard to somethingThe architect who designed the building paid too little regard to its function.show regard for somethingHe showed great regard for the Mosaic Law and Jewish customs.adjectivesdue/proper regardThe aim is to get the job done as cheaply as possible, with due regard to high standards.little regard (=not enough regard)He drove himself on, with little regard for his own health.scant regard (=very little regard)Should we be exporting arms to countries with scant regard for human rights?no regardThe decision was implemented with no regard for the families still living on the estate.
Examples from the Corpusregard• When exercising its discretion the court will have regard to all the circumstances.• For most researchers there are two choices available in regard to instrument design.• The first is in regard to numbers and the second concerns language.• In every case, the need for empathy and positive regard is greatly increased.• Henry Fielding was one of those who was annoyed by the poor's presumption in this regard.• In this regard, do not limit yourself to experts.• There are no employees with serious disabilities on the payroll either, though with regard to that issue also they are open-minded.regard for• His statements show little regard for women.pay/show regard• For this reason it is essential to pay regard to different methods of applications development.• It was regrettable that the single justice had been advised that there was no need to pay regard to Meikle.regardregard2 ●●○ W3 verb [transitive] 1 [not in progressive]THINK/HAVE THE OPINION THAT to think about someone or something in a particular wayregard somebody/something as something Paul seemed to regard sex as sinful and immoral. Edith was widely regarded as (=considered by many people to be) eccentric. His work is highly regarded (=regarded as very good) by art experts.2 formalLOOK AT to look at someone or something in a particular way She stood back and regarded him coldly.► see thesaurus at look3 → as regards something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusregard• Those of us somewhat informed regarding budget issues are aware that the East Grand Forks city budget is about $ 5.5 million.• But before he is murdered, he makes several attacks on what he regards as outdated attitudes.• However, to public and professionals alike many old buildings are still regarded as representing little more than four external walls.• The figures are regarded as targets rather than as criteria.• She regarded him thoughtfully.• Apart from one being inward and the other outward, Locke regards reflection and sensation as being very similar.• Contemporaries certainly regarded them in this light.• Contrary to expectations studies show that most people continue to regard themselves positively as they grow older.• But if the other party doesn't use this level of response themselves, they may regard you as insincere or phoney.regard somebody/something as something• Though 20 years old, the book is still regarded as the authority on the subject.Origin regard1 (1300-1400) Old French regarder; → REGARD2 regard2 (1300-1400) Old French regarder “to look back at, regard”, from garder “to guard, look at”