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English noun: regard

1. regard (cognition) (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point

SamplesIt differs in that respect.


Broader (hypernym)detail, item, point

2. regard (cognition) paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)

SamplesHis attentiveness to her wishes.
He spends without heed to the consequences.

Synonymsattentiveness, heed, paying attention

Broader (hypernym)attending, attention

Narrower (hyponym)advertence, advertency

Attributeattentive, heedful, heedless, paying attention, thoughtful, unheeding

Antonymsheedlessness, inattentiveness

3. regard (communication) (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare

SamplesGive him my kind regards.
My best wishes.

Synonymscompliments, wish

Broader (hypernym)greeting, salutation

Domain usageplural, plural form

4. regard (act) a long fixed look

SamplesHe fixed his paternal gaze on me.


Broader (hypernym)stare

5. regard (state) the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)

SamplesIt is held in esteem.
A man who has earned high regard.

Synonymsesteem, respect

Broader (hypernym)honor, honour, laurels

Narrower (hyponym)stature


6. regard (feeling) a feeling of friendship and esteem

SamplesShe mistook his manly regard for love.
He inspires respect.


Broader (hypernym)affection, affectionateness, fondness, heart, philia, tenderness, warmheartedness, warmness

7. regard (cognition) an attitude of admiration or esteem

SamplesShe lost all respect for him.

Synonymsesteem, respect

Broader (hypernym)attitude, mental attitude

Narrower (hyponym)estimate, estimation


English verb: regard

1. regard (cognition) deem to be

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

Synonymsconsider, reckon, see, view

Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)believe, conceive, consider, think

Narrower (hyponym)abstract, appreciate, call, capitalise, capitalize, consider, deem, disesteem, disrespect, esteem, expect, favor, favour, hold, idealise, idealize, identify, include, like, make, prise, prize, prize, receive, reconsider, reconsider, reify, relativise, relativize, respect, take for, treasure, value, value, view as

Verb groupconstrue, interpret, see

2. regard (perception) look at attentively

ExamplesSam cannot regard Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)look

3. regard (stative) connect closely and often incriminatingly

SamplesThis new ruling affects your business.

Synonymsaffect, involve

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bear on, come to, concern, have-to doe with, pertain, refer, relate, touch, touch on

Narrower (hyponym)implicate

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