Pronunciation: (ri-gärd'),[key] —v.t. 1. to look upon or think of with a particular feeling: to regard a person with favor. 2. to have or show respect or concern for.
3. to think highly of; esteem.
4. to take into account; consider.
5. to look at; observe: She regarded him with amusement. 6. to relate to; concern: The news does not regard the explosion. 7. to see, look at, or conceive of in a particular way; judge (usually fol. by as): I regard every assignment as a challenge. They regarded his behavior as childish.
—v.i. 1. to pay attention.
2. to look or gaze.
3. as regards. See as1 (def. 25).
—n. 1. reference; relation: to err with regard to facts. 2. an aspect, point, or particular: quite satisfactory in this regard. 3. thought; attention; concern.
4. look; gaze.
5. respect, esteem, or deference: a high regard for scholarship. 6. kindly feeling; liking.
7. regards,sentiments of esteem or affection: Give them my regards. 8. with or in regard to, referring to; concerning: With regard to the new contract, we have some questions.