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REGARD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does regard mean? 

REGARD (noun)
  The noun REGARD has 7 senses:

1. (usually preceded by 'in') a detail or point
2. paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
3. (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare
4. a long fixed look
5. the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)
6. a feeling of friendship and esteem
7. an attitude of admiration or esteem

  Familiarity information: REGARD used as a noun is common.


REGARD (verb)
  The verb REGARD has 3 senses:

1. deem to be
2. look at attentively
3. connect closely and often incriminatingly

  Familiarity information: REGARD used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REGARD (noun)


Sense 1regard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

respect; regard

Context example:

it differs in that respect

Hypernyms ("regard" is a kind of...):

detail; item; point (an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole)


Sense 2regard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

attentiveness; heed; paying attention; regard

Context examples:

his attentiveness to her wishes / he spends without heed to the consequences

Hypernyms ("regard" is a kind of...):

attending; attention (the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others)

Attribute:

heedless; thoughtless; unheeding (marked by or paying little heed or attention)

attentive; heedful; paying attention; thoughtful (taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "regard"):

advertence; advertency (the process of being heedful)


Sense 3regard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

compliments; regard; wish

Context examples:

give him my kind regards / my best wishes

Hypernyms ("regard" is a kind of...):

greeting; salutation ((usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting))

Domain usage:

plural; plural form (the form of a word that is used to denote more than one)


Sense 4regard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A long fixed look

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

gaze; regard

Context example:

he fixed his paternal gaze on me

Hypernyms ("regard" is a kind of...):

stare (a fixed look with eyes open wide)


Sense 5regard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

esteem; respect; regard

Context examples:

it is held in esteem / a man who has earned high regard

Hypernyms ("regard" is a kind of...):

honor; honour; laurels (the state of being honored)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "regard"):

stature (high level of respect gained by impressive development or achievement)


Sense 6regard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A feeling of friendship and esteem

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

respect; regard

Context examples:

she mistook his manly regard for love / he inspires respect

Hypernyms ("regard" is a kind of...):

affection; affectionateness; fondness; heart; philia; tenderness; warmheartedness; warmness (a positive feeling of liking)


Sense 7regard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An attitude of admiration or esteem

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

esteem; respect; regard

Context example:

she lost all respect for him

Hypernyms ("regard" is a kind of...):

attitude; mental attitude (a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "regard"):

estimate; estimation (the respect with which a person is held)


REGARD (verb)


Sense 1regard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deem to be

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

consider; regard; view; reckon; see

Context examples:

She views this quite differently from me / I consider her to be shallow / I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do

Hypernyms (to "regard" is one way to...):

believe; conceive; consider; think (judge or regard; look upon; judge)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "regard"):

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)

favor; favour (consider as the favorite)

identify (consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else)

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, in legislation)

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)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s something Adjective/Noun
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2regard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Look at attentively

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

regard; consider

Hypernyms (to "regard" is one way to...):

look (perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

Sam cannot regard Sue


Sense 3regard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Connect closely and often incriminatingly

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

involve; affect; regard

Context example:

This new ruling affects your business

Hypernyms (to "regard" is one way to...):

bear on; come to; concern; pertain; refer; relate; touch; touch on (have to do with or be relevant to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "regard"):

implicate (bring into intimate and incriminating connection)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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