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Definition 1: a long fixed look - [noun denoting act]

Samples where regard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he fixed his paternal gaze on me

Synonyms for regard in the sense of this definition

(regard is a kind of ...) a fixed look with eyes open wide

Definition 2: (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where regard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it differs in that respect

Synonyms for regard in the sense of this definition

(regard is a kind of ...) an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole

"several of the details are similar" "a point of information"

Definition 3: paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people) - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where regard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for regard in the sense of this definition

(regard is a kind of ...) the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others

(... is a kind of regard ) the process of being heedful

(... are attributes of regard) marked by or paying little heed or attention

"We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics" "heedless of danger" "heedless of the child's crying"

(... are attributes of regard) taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention

"heedful of the warnings" "so heedful a writer" "heedful of what they were doing"

Definition 4: an attitude of admiration or esteem - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where regard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she lost all respect for him

Synonyms for regard in the sense of this definition

(regard is a kind of ...) a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways

"he had the attitude that work was fun"

(... is a kind of regard ) the respect with which a person is held

"they had a high estimation of his ability"

Definition 5: (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where regard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • give him my kind regards
  • my best wishes

Synonyms for regard in the sense of this definition

(regard is a kind of ...) (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)

(regard is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

Definition 6: a feeling of friendship and esteem - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where regard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she mistook his manly regard for love
  • he inspires respect

Synonyms for regard in the sense of this definition

(regard is a kind of ...) a positive feeling of liking

"he had trouble expressing the affection he felt" "the child won everyone's heart" "the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home"

Definition 7: the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded) - [noun denoting state]

Samples where regard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for regard in the sense of this definition

(regard is a kind of ...) the state of being honored

(... is a kind of regard ) high level of respect gained by impressive development or achievement

"a man of great stature"

Definition 8: deem to be - [verb of cognition]

Samples where regard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for regard in the sense of this definition

(regard is a kind of ...) judge or regard; look upon; judge

"I think he is very smart" "I believe her to be very smart" "I think that he is her boyfriend" "The racist conceives such people to be inferior"

(... is a kind of regard ) consider reasonable or due

"I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed"

(... is a kind of regard ) consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically

(... is a kind of regard ) consider an abstract concept to be real

(... is a kind of regard ) consider or render as ideal

"She idealized her husband after his death"

(... is a kind of regard ) keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view

"take for granted" "view as important" "hold these truths to be self-evident" "I hold him personally responsible"

(... is a kind of regard ) regard highly; think much of

"I respect his judgement" "We prize his creativity"

(... is a kind of regard ) have little or no respect for; hold in contempt

(... is a kind of regard ) consider as being

"It wasn't the problem some people made it"

(... is a kind of regard ) consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses

(... is a kind of regard ) consider as the favorite

"The local team was favored"

(... is a kind of regard ) consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else

"He identified with the refugees"

(... is a kind of regard ) consider or treat as relative

(... is a kind of regard ) regard favorably or with disapproval

"Her new collection of poems was not well received"

(... is a kind of regard ) consider again; give new consideration to; usually with a view to changing

"Won't you reconsider your decision?"

(... is a kind of regard ) consider again (a bill) that had been voted upon before, with a view to altering it

(... is a kind of regard ) consider as part of something

"I include you in the list of culprits"

(... is a kind of regard ) regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem

"Please consider your family"

(... is a kind of regard ) consider or regard as being

"I would not call her beautiful"

(... is a kind of regard ) feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard

"How did you like the President's speech last night?"

(... is a kind of regard ) hold dear

"I prize these old photographs"

(regard has a similar meaning as ...) make sense of; assign a meaning to

"What message do you see in this letter?" "How do you interpret his behavior?"

Definition 9: look at attentively - [verb of perception]

Synonyms for regard in the sense of this definition

(regard is a kind of ...) perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards

"She looked over the expanse of land" "Look at your child!" "Look--a deer in the backyard!"

Definition 10: connect closely and often incriminatingly - [verb of stative]

Samples where regard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This new ruling affects your business

Synonyms for regard in the sense of this definition

(regard is a kind of ...) be relevant to

"There were lots of questions referring to her talk" "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"

(... is a kind of regard ) bring into intimate and incriminating connection

"He is implicated in the scheme to defraud the government"

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