1 attention to/thought for sb/sth
ADJ. due, full, proper | scant | particular, specific
VERB + REGARD have (often law) When exercising its discretion, the court will have regard to all the circumstances. | pay, show The manifesto pays scant regard to green issues.
PREP. in/with ~ to I am writing with regard to your recent order. | without ~ for/to an attempt to plan the future of an industry without due regard to market forces | ~ for a proper regard for human dignity
PHRASES in that/this regard I have nothing further to say in this regard (= in regard to what has just been said). | a lack of regard a lack of regard for public safety | little/no regard for/to sb/sth
2 respect/admiration for sb
ADJ. considerable, great, high | insufficient, low | mutual | critical
VERB + REGARD have, hold sb/sth in I have the greatest regard for his abilities. He is held in the highest regard by his colleagues. | win The film has won critical regard in America.
3 regards: used to send greetings to sb
ADJ. best, kind, warm (all written) The letter ended, ‘Kindest regards, Felicity.’
VERB + REGARD convey, give (sb), send (sb) (written) David sends his warmest regards to your parents.
PREP. ~ to (written) My regards to your aunt (= please give my regards to your aunt).
1 (often be regarded) think of sb/sth in a particular way
ADV. highly, well She was highly regarded as a sculptor. | generally, universally, widely The project was widely regarded as a success. | commonly, popularly, usually | conventionally, traditionally Foxes were traditionally regarded as vermin. | legitimately, properly, reasonably Civil contempt is not properly regarded as a criminal offence. | hitherto | still | no longer
VERB + REGARD seem to He seemed to regard the whole thing as a joke. | tend to They tend to regard the open expression of emotion as being soft and feminine. | come to I had come to regard him as a close friend. | continue to | be tempted to, be tempting to The successful are often tempted to regard their success as a kind of reward. | be a mistake to It would be a mistake to regard the incident as unimportant.
PREP. as Many of her works are regarded as classics. | with They regarded people outside their own village with suspicion.
2 look steadily at sb/sth
ADV. steadily | intently | curiously, suspiciously, thoughtfully, warily
VERB + REGARD continue to His eyes continued to regard her steadily.
PREP. with She regarded the mess with distaste.